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    Default Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Hi Everybody,

    I've collected a simple PNG file that I would like to use. The obstacle I have is that I will need to convert the background to transparent.

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    Can I even convert the background to a transparency from within Web Designer, and how?

    Many Thanks,

    Paul

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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Paul, you can.
    What version of XWD(P) are you working with?

    Instead, I would search for a Pixabay stock Illustration: handshake and use that.
    Far more crisp.

    Even creating your own set of shapes would be the matter of minutes.

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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    As far as I know, you can't remove backgrounds in Web Designer, so I did it for you in XDP.
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    Lightbulb Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by Boy View Post
    As far as I know, you can't remove backgrounds in Web Designer, so I did it for you in XDP.
    Boy, TG converts PNGs to JPEGs so your offering is back to square one.

    Here is a design file with a stock graphic and my quick build as a vector: Handy.xar

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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Thank you, Boy.

    That's a simple answer.

    I think I'll try the trial XDP. My old Xara-1 didn't seem to be able to do it.

    Thanks again,

    Paul

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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Actually Acorn, what Boy posted is a PNG with transparency.

    And there is a way to do this in Web Designer.

    Apply flat, 100% Multiply (Stained Glass) transparency to the black and white image. This makes the white background transparent but the black remains solid.

    Now create a bitmap copy, PNG > True Color + Alpha. Ignore the warning that this transparency is not supported, and click Create.
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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Actually Acorn, what Boy posted is a PNG with transparency.
    Gary, my goof. How do I access it?

    I think I have it. Drag to the Desktop, release, drag onto the design.
    Never thought of that before.

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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Always a banner day for me when I know something you did not know.
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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Ignore me ;-)
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    Default Re: Convert a PNG background to transparent

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Always a banner day for me when I know something you did not know.
    Feels good, doesn't it?!

 

 

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