Working with Transparency

Working with Transparency

By Discovery Center Team

Working with transparency is an extremely useful photo editing technique that can be used to make collages, website banners or even overlay tracks in video projects. This tutorial will show you how to use the Background Eraser tool to make areas of an image transparent.

You will learn how to:

  • use the Background Eraser tool
  • adjust the transparency
  • save the image with a transparent background

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Comments (2)

  • DAVID CLOUD Reply

    Hello. Does Paintshop Pro still have a transparency tool? If so, where is it?

    April 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    • kevinhsiao Reply

      Hi David, If you look at the “Layers” palette(placing at the bottom-right by default), you’ll see that the default opacity for each layer is 100 (no transparency). You can change the opacity of each layer to make image/object transparent. If you don’t see the Layer palette, you can open it by going to [View]/[Palettes] and check “Layers”. Hope it helps!

      May 4, 2016 at 12:05 am

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