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PS - Transparency

Apr 22, 2013 3:29 PM

Tags: #transparency_problem

I Used a Soft Brush with a mask to create a transparent element to my project.  It looks great on screen...   but it saves with transparency as white.  tried to save as PNG-24 as well... no good.


any suggestions?


On Screen

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 6.25.43 PM.png


File Save JPG

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 6.27.48 PM.png


File Save PNG

Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 6.28.47 PM.png

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    Apr 22, 2013 4:54 PM   in reply to StuartAnthony

    JPEG cannot contain transparency. PNG-24 supports 8-bit transparency but both of your screenshots of Save For Web are strangely showing a conversion to GIF according to the info under the preview. (GIF can contain 1-bit transparency and pixels will be fully opaque where the source image is not absolutely transparent. There is a narrow strip of transparency along the left edge.)


    Your Save For Web seems to be screwed so try closing Photoshop, deleting the SFW preferences then relaunching Photoshop and trying PNG-24 with transparency again. The SFW preferences file will be in ~/Library/Preferences/

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Apr 22, 2013 5:39 PM   in reply to StuartAnthony

    Without delving into why Save For Web would do what you're showing, a workaround comes to mind:


    This will save a PNG-24 file with transparency:  File - Save As, and choose PNG format.



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    Apr 22, 2013 7:10 PM   in reply to StuartAnthony

    StuartAnthony wrote:


    Adobe Save for Web 12.0 Prefs



    Yes, that's the one for Ps CS5.

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