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bob

22 Jun 2011, 3:13 pm

Alpha Channel support?

Hi,

Does anyone know if it’s possible to import into animator an image from photoshop that has an alpha channel, so it’s silhouetted with no background?

I’ve tried tiff, jpeg, png but the full image is imported. thanks, bob

TIm Plumb

22 Jun 2011, 3:59 pm

Hi Bob, Try exporting your image as a 24-bit (millions of colors) PNG. The alpha transparency will be preserved when imported into EWA. Regards, Tim.

On 22 Jun 2011, at 16:13, bob wrote:

Does anyone know if it’s possible to import into animator an image from photoshop that has an alpha channel, so it’s silhouetted with no background?

I’ve tried tiff, jpeg, png but the full image is imported.


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bob

23 Jun 2011, 2:56 am

Hi Tim,

I tried a PNG file doing “save for web” and selecting 24-bit and selecting transparency, but when I brought it into animator the full image still was there and not just the alpha channel selection. Not sure what I’m missing>

thanks, bob

TIm Plumb

23 Jun 2011, 9:40 am

Hi Bob, I’ve tried this with both Easy Web Animator 2 and 3 and they both appear to respect the transparency setting in the PNG file. Here’s a brief video showing the image in Photoshop and me placing it and animating it in EWA3; http://users.softpress.com/tim/ewa2.mov

Check your PNG by opening it back up in Photoshop to see if the background is solid or not. Maybe try this with my test graphic (http://users.softpress.com/tim/red-ball.png) and see if that works. If it does then it would suggest something is wrong with your PNG. If it still fails to display then we need to track down what it could be on your system that is causing this and you’ll need to open a support ticket over on the web site to best get this resolved; http://www.softpress.com/kb/contact.php

Regards, Tim.

On 23 Jun 2011, at 03:56, bob wrote:

I tried a PNG file doing “save for web” and selecting 24-bit and selecting transparency, but when I brought it into animator the full image still was there and not just the alpha channel selection. Not sure what I’m missing>


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bob

23 Jun 2011, 8:23 pm

Hey Tim, Super and may I be so bold as to include Duper! It worked. Thanks for that video demo.

I was starting out in Photoshop with and image and its alpha channel and then saving it as a PNG, expecting the alpha channel to do all the work. After seeing your video I copied the selection and pasted into a new doc with transparency as background, and imported it into Animator and there was my silhouetted selection with no background.

THANKS!! bob