Using advanced image transparency


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Using advanced image transparency

In the last movie I put a clipping path around this image using Detect Edges. It was pretty sharp and rough, not very pleasant to look at. Now let's use real alpha transparency, where the pixels blend into the background softly. I happened to know that this image is flattened; there is no transparent pixels at all. In fact, if I Option+Double click on this or Alt+Double click in Windows, it opens it right up in Photoshop and I can look in the Layers panel and see it's a background layer. There is no transparency here. However, I also happen to know that if I look in the Channels panel, there are a couple of additional Channels in here. We call this Alpha Channels. Anything that's an additional channel is an Alpha Channel and we can use these to get our transparency back in InDesign.

I will switch back to InDesign and I am going to reimport this image, but this time with the transparency. So I will open the Links panel. I will make sure the image is selected in the Links pa...

Using advanced image transparency
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Using advanced image transparency provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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