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Chapter 5. Advanced Graphics > Making a Transparent PNG

Making a Transparent PNG

Creating a transparent PNG is a fairly simple matter when you're using Microsoft's Image Composer. To make a transparent PNG, follow these steps:

  1. Choose File, Save As to open the Save As dialog box (see Figure 5.7).

    Figure 5.7. When doing a transparent PNG in Image Composer, you can choose multilevel- or single-color transparency.

  2. From the Save as Type drop-down list, choose the Portable Network Graphics format.

  3. Make sure the Color Format selection is set to True Color.

  4. Choose the Keep Transparency box if you want to save the image with its alpha channel (this allows for the multiple levels of transparency). Otherwise, click the Transparent Color box and choose a color to act as the transparent color (just as you would with a transparent GIF image).

  5. Click the Save button to save the transparent PNG.


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