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31st October 2001, 19:54
Transparency <<<<<<< i cant spell...
does anyone know how to make :DWHITE:D transparent an WA3 Skins...
please please please please please let me know as soon as you can:D
31st October 2001, 19:58
use png files with an alpha layer.
i use Paint Shop Pro 7, just create semi (or wholly) transparent picture and hit save as, then options then optomisation wizard then on the 2nd pane select "alpha layer transparency" and hit save.
most other people use photoshop.
31st October 2001, 20:06
i need to know how to do it in Adobe Photoshop 4.0
1st November 2001, 12:16
I think you better need to upgrade to 6.0
1st November 2001, 15:32
I prefer 5.5
also, try exporting it as an (ILLEGEL, damn compuserve in the 80s) transparent gif. You can convert that with any number of programs.
1st November 2001, 16:14
A tranparent gif will cause the image to lose TONS of quality. Adobe PS4.x can't do png (not transparent anyway). Best bet is to upgrade or find another program. By the by, if anyone finds a free closed source or any open-source win32 program that can export transparent pngs, please let me know, I've been hunting without luck, and am about to start porting the libpng to my programming language of choice, Euphoria, which should prove to be a daunting, frustating, and nearly herculean task, considering how new I am to programming.
1st November 2001, 16:29
The Gimp For Windows (http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32//)
It's still pretty buggy but it is free and it does work. Assuming your PC does > 256 colors and isn't a rage pro chipset, you should be good to go.
1st November 2001, 17:33
The Gimp's alright...I know the Linux version is rather along the the Windows. I was looking for something a little less...well just a little less. Smaller. More tuned to png's. But you're right. It does meet the requirements I asked for :). Too bad the machine's at work are all those Gateway's I mentioned in another thread -- mainly rage pro :( .
1st November 2001, 20:07
I meant to say in my last post that the Linux version is "..rather FURTHER along than the windows..." Big Oops, my bad on that one.
And furthermore, I am also an idiot because I was trying to refer to the bugs...not actually version numbers or features. Stupid brain.
5th November 2001, 14:25
OK, so I've been trying to make a WA3 skin using Paint Shop Pro 7.04, and I have this neato thing all done up with a semi-transparent shadow (desktop should show through) and a semi-transparent display screen (desktop should show through), but when I view it in WA3 (right now just replacing the background for the "simple" skin), the shadow is just a solid black area, and the screen is solid, too.
The completely transparent portion of the skin works, but none of the semi-transparent parts work. Is there some way I'm supposed to turn on semi-traparency support, or does it not actually work?
5th November 2001, 14:38
It may never work on 9x/nt4.0, but on 2000/xp the alpha blending with the desktop will be available. The developer's have left a few recent messages stating this.
25th September 2004, 04:12
Ok, I just tried this, I am getting NO transparency, just white, (I'm using PSP 8). What's the deal?
25th September 2004, 08:10
Photoshop is a very expensive program, so I can see why ppl don't buy the new one, every time they release one.. It's been a while since I used Photoshop 4 though... Not even sure if you can have partial (eg 50% visual pixels) in Photoshop 4. Photoshop 4 miss all the antializing on the tools, and my suggestion then, would be trying the eraser tool at anything that is not 100% or 0% pressure.. if that's an option...
Paint Shop Pro on the other hand is a very cheap program for enhance of pictures, and have had basic drawing tools incuded as long as I have used it. Working with layers here is way to hard compared to Photoshop on the other hand, so if you're going to make many layers, stick to Photoshop.
Another problem can be that Photoshop 4.0 don't fully support (at least not transparent) PNGs...
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