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    Default Image Transparency

    Hi,

    I have bought the Xara Designer Pro 7 a couple months ago and still have not figured out how to make an existing jpg image transparent, or any image transparent ? Is there somebody who can explain that to me, or is there a how to video ?

    I would really appreciate help!

    soet

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Hi Soet

    Select the object then press F6 for the transparency tool.

    You can then select the type of transparency (flat, linear, circular etc.) and the strength of effect using the adjustments on the tool settings.
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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Hello soet,

    You can add transparency to any bitmap image whilst you are in Xara. But when you export it as a JPG the transparency is lost because JPG does not support transparency. However, PNG does support transparency so you should choose this format if you want a final image that has a transparent area.
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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Thank you very much Big Frank, I did not know that.

    soet

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Thank you Drwyd , for the tip, what is the different of the type of transparency flat, linear, circular etc, ?

    soet

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Some examples
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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    Thank you Drwyd, now I have an explanation, I dried with "flat" and it works,
    I have another question ,maybe you can help me also with that, I want to
    customize an existing header 700x200 with text in it, in .psd format, how get
    I to the layers and change the text ??
    soet

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    XDP7 can directly import .PSD files. Layers are preserved and can be accessed via the "page and layer gallery".

    File>>Import or [Ctrl+Alt+I]

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    OK, great, where do I find the layer gallery ?

    soet

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    Default Re: Image Transparency

    If it's not set to be visible press F10. You should then find it on the right side of the application window.

 

 

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