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#1 Posted at 2007-06-30 20:42        
     
Has anyone been able to create a paa squad logo with the paa photoshop plugin? I'm looking to create a logo with transparency background.

The paa file I saved does not seem to give a transparent background. Does anyone have any suggestions.



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#2 Posted at 2007-06-30 21:41        
     
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#3 Posted at 2014-03-03 21:46        
     
Not to dredge up old stuff, but that link is broken and I'm trying to figure out how to get transparency into a paa image. Is there something currently available to help with this?

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#4 Posted at 2014-03-04 00:13        
     
what program you use. it took me a while to figure out but its quite easy in 3 steps:

-in your picture select what you want to show > go to channels > creat channel.
Now while you have all channels selected press delete and oke you should have a new layer called alpha that is like a see trough card >black is not shown the white parts are.
If the delete function makes the edges white go back a step and invert the selection before deleting it.

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/squad.xml



also constrain proportions of the file : 128x128 256x256 512x512 etc


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#5 Posted at 2014-03-04 07:15        
     
I use Paint Shop Pro 7 and can save in PNG and TGA, but TextView doesn't seem to pick up the transparency.

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#6 Posted at 2014-03-04 11:40        
     
i use the .paa plug in for PS. I save as png and add to texview 2. Transparency works fine.


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#7 Posted at 2014-03-04 16:23        
     
I thought the plug-in was for Photo Shop?

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#8 Posted at 2014-03-05 00:39        
     
I suggest not to use that old Photoshop plugin anymore since it creates faulty textures.

Transparency just works fine if you save the texture as png and then use Texview to make it a paa file. To be sure transparency works, rename the png to 'myfilename_ca.png' before conversion. I do that on a daily basis with no problems at all.


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#9 Posted at 2014-03-05 08:11        
     
Ok, I think I found the problem...

This is done in Paint Shop Pro 7.

When saving the PNG image; Save As. The Save As dialog comes up where you select where to save your image and what name to give it. Select the Portable Networks graphic (*.png) type.

Click the Options button below. In this dialog select non-interfaced. I don't know yet whether "Optimized" or "Nonoptimized" palette is preferred, but I selected Nonoptimized.

Then click the "Run Optimizer" button.

The key here is the Transparency tab. Click that and select "Alpha channel transparency" and below that "Areas that match this color" Move the mouse over to the image where you'll note the cursor becomes an eye-dropper. Click the area you want transparent and the box in the dialog should change to match. I set the tolerance to 15 'cause I saw that mentioned somewhere.

Clicking OK will return you to the Save As dialog where you can save the file which should have a correct Alpha Channel transparency.

Thanks for the help, I hope this helps someone else out there.

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