Hi, i am newby with graphic program.
I am make a photomontage with three layer, the second layer has alpha channel
and i don't want to dispaly the little square.
I tried to follow these instructions
https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/it/gimp-layer-alpha-remove.html I tryied to go to windows->channel and hide the alpha chanel, but i still see
those little square.
Pls help me
The checker pattern in Gimp only indicates transparency. What you have is
picture of a checker pattern. Go back and see if you can download the image
again as a .png file which supports transparency. If that is not possible then
you might get a reasonable result using Gimp foreground extract see:
If you take the image that is shown there, then you are working with the
preview image the site is showing you. In this preview, the added
checkerboard pattern is used to symbolize transparency, because that
aspect is otherwise hard to see (pun intended).
Notice that there is also a link there to download the larger version?
That one is the file you want, and it has got proper transparency.
This is quite common for such image sites, and something you have to
understand when getting transparent images from them, unless you want to
do unnecessary extra steps like the following every time you get images
> If it is not a real transparency as you said, i should be able to delete it with
> the rubber, but i can't do it
You see this when there's nothing below that part of hte image - e.g.
you only have one layer.
One approach is to make a new layer filled with solid white (or black
or whatever) and drag it (in the layers dialogue) beneath the one with
transparency. Delete that layer before exporting the file to png or gif
(JPEG does not support transparency)
I don't advise using edit->preferences to change the way transparency
is displayed, as that will likely you bite you some time in the future,
when you try & make a transparent image and can't follow the tutorial
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