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How Do You Make Text Transparent ?


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#1 deadend3

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:25 AM

I have been trying to make some text in Seriph Drawplus 8 because the effects are superb and it is much easier and quicker to use than Paint shop Pro, then exporting them to PSP for my Fiancee to use, (she is a tagger) but when you load the image into PSP the transparent background I use in Drawplus 8 comes out as a green background in PSP. what am I doing wrong please, it is driving me crazy :thumbsup:

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#2 HitSquad

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:40 AM

Hi deadend3.
Never used Drawplus but it sounds like the age old image file format issue.
What file format are you exporting in? (i.e. .jpg .gif .png, etc)
On page 222 of the Drawplus 8 manual, there is also a transparency option when exporting. Are you selecting that?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

Yeah I used the export as transparent, will just have to experiment with file formats I suppose, just wondered if anyone had come across it before and knew one that worked

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:10 PM

.PNG is a good format for transparency.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:35 PM

tried all formats and no luck

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:26 AM

Sorry to hear it wasn't that simple deadend3.
There would "appear" (obviously) to be a difference in the way the two programs handle transparencies. It may be something as basic as color count the transparency you created in drawplus utilizes (i.e. 256 vs. 1.6 mil., etc) or perhaps a specific file type PSP needs to display it correctly (i.e. GIF89a Non-interlaced. ) described here.
You could try a simple File>Save as on the image in PSP, but it's probably not going to be that easy.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:44 AM

I don't know how Seriph Drawplus 8 works.

But in Photoshop to have a transparent background, you need ot make sure your background layer or the bottom layer is blank and transparent. Than save it as png or gif (I think it is gif...)

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:21 PM

Why do you want a transparency on a PSP background? Thats the main thing I'm thinking is wrong. Also, some things for transparency have a strange darkish green for .pngs when you stick them up(win XP, when you set a .png as background in general, or at least after this one update, there was.)

Oh, if you mean that you just want the text to appear a bit faded, stick it on a layer, and then take the opacity down to where it looks nice. You won't need to save it as anything special then... so a .jpg will work fine.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:10 PM

I think what he wants is just text for a background.

But when he had saved the file it ended up being a text on a green background.




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