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I know this is covered in the manual somewhere, but I just can't for the life of me find it / figure it out. How can I make it so ...
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- 08-24-2006 #1
Transparency fun with the GIMP
I know this is covered in the manual somewhere, but I just can't for the life of me find it / figure it out. How can I make it so that a layer has a transparent background, but still have the ability to use the fill tool? I guess a better way of saying it would how can I take an image, and instead of having the background be white, have it be transparent?
I've done it before with the GIMP, but it's been so long I can't remember...
- 08-25-2006 #2
I haven't managed to do it with the fill tool, but I get the same effect by doing the following:
Select a contiguous region by color.
Pick the eraser tool, with an appropriately large size.
Run the eraser over the image. Only the portion selected by step 1 will actually be erased, leaving a transparent background there.
I'm sure there must be a way to do it with fill, which would be maybe one step shorter and a bit quicker, but like you, I haven't managed to figure it out.Stand up and be counted as a Linux user!
- 08-25-2006 #3
Ah...I suppose that would work.
- 09-03-2006 #4
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Bucket Fill>Tool Options
Check "fill transparent areas" .
- 03-04-2007 #5
Make a new transparent layer.
Select the area of the image you want gone and hit Ctrl-K.
Select all, cut and paste it in the transparent layer.Running Linux Since 2001®
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- 04-19-2007 #6
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I believe what you have to do is go to "layers>transparency>alpha to transparency" something along those lines, I haven't used gimp in a while I will go back and check though