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  1. #1
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    Default transparent backgrounds

    I can't find the post now but someone was asking how to make white backgrounds transparent, the results were a bit fiddly, but I have managed to find a couple of plug in filters (Free) that do the job - Eliminate Black and Eliminate White - downloadable from (if an URL is allowed)

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/dyn...freestuff.html

    hope this helps

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    Default Re: transparent backgrounds

    Xara has Stainedglass and Bleach transparencies. Those filters worked in Extreme, but I needed to add plugin.dll to get the eliminate white filter to work. Rich

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    Default Re: transparent backgrounds

    Just in case you were not already aware of this, for bitmaps in Xara X1 or Xtreme, a simple stained glass transparency instantly eliminates a white background.

    Glen

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    Default Re: transparent backgrounds

    Yep, that's the tutorial I did read and it does work up to a point (for me)
    If I use that method over a black background then I lose the image altogether,whereas using "eliminate white" I retain the image.
    I guess there is no perfect easy answer unless using PSP or Realdraw to get
    rid of unwanted backgrounds.

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    Default Re: transparent backgrounds

    Gary,

    I was looking for the show printer colors in Xtreme to use a color to make a transparent bitmap. I didn't see the option. Its this a change.

    My perference is drawing an object and extracting the image. Rich

 

 

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