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Making a Bitmap Transparent

It is possible to set one of the colors in a bitmap to be transparent. This allows part of the bitmap image to appear to be "floating" in the design without the rectangular outline of the bitmap.


  1. Select the bitmap.
  2. From the Bitmap menu, select Make Transparent.

    The Magic Wand Options tab appears in DesignCentral.

  3. Move the wand over the bitmap and click on the color you want to make transparent. For multiple transparent colors, hold Shift while clicking additional colors.
  4. To select all instances of the color in the bitmap, click Select Similar.
  5. Click Apply.

    If you are getting unwanted outlines around your bitmap elements, increase the Tolerance setting in DesignCentral.


See Also

Changing Bitmap Properties

Removing Transparency

Changing Bitmap Resolution

Resampling a Bitmap

Changing Bitmap Color Mode