5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2013 7:10 PM by conroy

    PS - Transparency

    StuartAnthony Level 1

      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

        • 1. Re: PS - Transparency
          conroy Level 5

          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/

          • 2. Re: PS - Transparency
            Noel Carboni Level 8

            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.



            • 3. Re: PS - Transparency
              StuartAnthony Level 1



              There were 2 SFW files inside preferences...   I renamed them and then restarted photoshop.  No fix...  Is there a speicifcally named file I should be looking for?  the ones I renamed were:


              Adobe Save for Web 12.0 Prefs

              Adobe Save For Web AI 15.0 Prefs


              I noticed the GIF data as well and thought it odd...   But I'm relatively new to photoshop so I'm still figuring some of this out.



              • 4. Re: PS - Transparency
                StuartAnthony Level 1

                Noel -


                Thanks - I opted to place the file direct from PS to the InDesign Project.   That worked fine.


                The reason for the post is that I knew this fucntion wasn't working properly and need to figure out why.





                • 5. Re: PS - Transparency
                  conroy Level 5

                  StuartAnthony wrote:


                  Adobe Save for Web 12.0 Prefs



                  Yes, that's the one for Ps CS5.