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Transparent checkerboard

Feb 9, 2012, 11:15
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Rainbow Transparent checkerboard
Sleepy Hi all. I am deciding to switch over to gimp from pixelmator because of the extra features. However, there is one thing that is making me concerned is some limitations in the filters.

Huh How do I create a checkerboard pattern (using the filter) which has a green color for its primary color and transparency for its secondary color? In pixelmator this is easily done because there are extra color pickers in that filter supports transparency, so no problem. However, this isn't the case in gimp....

Blush Is there a way to do it?

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Feb 9, 2012, 12:59
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RE: Transparent checkerboard
Off the top of my head , three ways in increasing order or complexity, but also of quality of results:

One:
- create checker board with two colors, the one you want, and its complementary
- use "Colors/color to alpha" using the complementary color

Two:
- create a small image, which is a 2 squares of the right color, and two transparent square.
- Select all/Copy to clipboard
- Where you want the checkboard, in the Patterns list, slect the first (clipboard)
- Bucket-fill with pattern

Three:
- bucket fill layer with the color you want
- add layer mask to that layer
- create black & white checkerboard on layer mask (black where you want transparency)
- apply layer mask

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Feb 9, 2012, 13:05
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RE: Transparent checkerboard
(Feb 9, 2012 12:59)ofnuts Wrote:  Off the top of my head , three ways in increasing order or complexity, but also of quality of results:

One:
- create checker board with two colors, the one you want, and its complementary
- use "Colors/color to alpha" using the complementary color

Two:
- create a small image, which is a 2 squares of the right color, and two transparent square.
- Select all/Copy to clipboard
- Where you want the checkboard, in the Patterns list, slect the first (clipboard)
- Bucket-fill with pattern

Three:
- bucket fill layer with the color you want
- add layer mask to that layer
- create black & white checkerboard on layer mask (black where you want transparency)
- apply layer mask

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