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Hell On Earth > Hints > Xara Tutorial: 8-Bit Transparency, Step 2

Importing 32-Bit Images into CorelXara

Step 2: Importing into CorelXara

After exporting both the transparency channel and the image itself, you can close Photoshop.

Launch Xara (yay!) and import your TIF images into a new or existing image (Ctrl-Shift-I).

importing image and transparency, 17k

 

Now, delete the channel bitmap (Del) in the application window and open the bitmap gallery.

opening the bitmap gallery, 3k

 

The gallery still contains the channel image -- when you delete a bitmap object from the screen, a copy will always be saved in the gallery.

the image and the channel in the bitmap gallery, 11k

 

In the application window, select the image bitmap.

In the bitmap gallery, select the transparency channel in the bitmap gallery by clicking on it once.

Now click on the button marked Transp in the bitmap gallery.

applying the transparency to the bitmap, 26k

 

Voilá -- you now have imported an 24-bit image with an aliased, 8-bit transparency:

24-bit image with 8-bit transparency, 18k

See the results with different backgrounds.

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Hell On Earth > Hints > Xara Tutorial: 8-Bit Transparency, Step 2

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