Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

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S.J Steel
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Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by S.J Steel » 18 Sep 2017, 07:51

Does anyone know how to import a PNG into TV paint? I'm using photoshop to draw my backgrounds, but I want to keep some parts transparent. I've tried using Scan cleaner but that turns the backgrounds into black and white.

I'm using Tvpaint 11 on Windows 10

Could someone please help?

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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by slowtiger » 18 Sep 2017, 08:13

You can import a PSD file with all layers intact.
To import a PNG with alpha, please refer to the PS manual about saving images with transparency.
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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by o0Ampy0o » 18 Sep 2017, 20:57

At least with the pre-CC version I own of PS (CS5) if your file has an alpha channel/transparent layer when you use Save As there will be a window with a checklist and the alpha checked. You can choose from the drop-down menu of possible file formats. If it supports transparency the checklist including the alpha channel will remain active/vibrant. If you choose a file format that does not support transparency the checklist will be grayed out. In some software PNG4 is listed as plain PNG but the support for an alpha channel could be indicated elsewhere. In CS5 it did not yet support PNG4 so the PNG does not support an alpha channel.
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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by S.J Steel » 18 Sep 2017, 22:31

Thanks guys, another question: what is the correct colour settings that TV Paint 11 accepts? I've tried numerous RGB settings and none then are accepted by TvPaint.

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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by o0Ampy0o » 19 Sep 2017, 06:41

Can you elaborate? I do not know what you mean. I believe I have been able to import everything attempted. How has TVPaint indicated it has rejected your settings?
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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by Elodie » 19 Sep 2017, 09:21

S.J Steel wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 22:31
Thanks guys, another question: what is the correct colour settings that TV Paint 11 accepts? I've tried numerous RGB settings and none then are accepted by TvPaint.
. I think you want to talk about color space, don't you ?
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Re: Importing a colour PNG with a transparent background

Post by Fabrice » 19 Sep 2017, 11:21

. I think you want to talk about color space, don't you ?
if so, use sRGB.
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