Transparency Tips

Transparency is represented by a checkerboard pattern on the canvas.

transparency on canvas


When you add a transparent image, the background behind the image shows through the transparent areas in an image.

transparency example


Fill or Erase an Area with Transparency

The Fill tool can be used to fill an area with transparency.

Fill transparency example


The Eraser tool can be used to remove a section of the image, leaving behind only the transparent canvas.

erase example

Save a Transparent Image

To maintain transparency, save the image to a file format that supports transparency: CUR, GIF, ICO, PNG, TIF, or SNAG.


Transparent areas in an image show the background or any other colors or objects the image is placed over.


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