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karthur1
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Images file in Templates with a transparent background

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12-14-2012 06:49 PM

I have a .png file that I want to place in a template.  This png file is text with a transparent background.  When I place this in my template, the background is shown in white.  The sheet color the idw is beige, so this doesnt look very good.

 

Also, when I save a copy of the idw as .dwg, the white background is shown there as well.

 

Of coarse when it prints, it is ok.  Wondering if there was a way to have it stay transparent in both?

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blair
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Re: Images file in Templates with a transparent background

12-15-2012 09:05 AM in reply to: karthur1

The PNG would need to be generated with the "Alpha Channel" option. This allows for the background to be transparent.

 

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Re: Images file in Templates with a transparent background

12-15-2012 03:52 PM in reply to: blair

I am editing the image in photoshop.  The image has a transparent background.  I havent had any luck with it yet.

 

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Re: Images file in Templates with a transparent background

12-16-2012 10:17 AM in reply to: karthur1

I wonder if it's just not do-able in the IDW environment. I've played around with a couple different files in PS6 and always get a background that is white, even though it's transparent in other graphics applications.

 

"I have the CS6 premium suite that I am using"

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