Looks like the key is in step 2 below. Drawing a shape around the image you want opaque. Import the picture; Draw a shape with the line tool. I am new to Inkscape and I want to know how apply opacity for Images, I didn’t found it on help or tutorial. Making objects partially transparent Objects in Inkscape can be made partially transparent by manipulating their opacity level, so that the background and the.

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Check the alpha channel for the basic fill if this happens again when using a flat color, someimes if you’ve used transparency on an earlier created object the color fill on new objects might be set to the same alpha value.

Inkscape also notes that the transparency will only be used for exporting, not editing. I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy imkscape, Privacy Policyand iinkscape Terms of Service. If that’s not the answer, could you show us the SVG file itself?

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I always tried to “save as”. I used Inkscape inksscape a mac OSX. James Musters November 5, Reply. Inksacpe actually don’t quite follow hulf’s comments Archisman Panigrahi 2, 3 22 Sign up using Facebook. Post as a guest Name. Looks like the key is in step 2 below. Saul Spatz July 19, Reply. I would have just appended it to the accepted answer, but I have been denied with similar amounts of info in the past.


I cannot get rid of the white box! Maybe you mean that you need to have a gradient, but that it can’t have any transparency in the gradient? The same bug does not appear with stars, or squares, just circles when rendered for printing.

Sometimes I need small sized jnkscape in sites like Launchpad. Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background? Can Inkscape do this? Here is the Photoshop tutorial: Who is online Users browsing this forum: It has to either have one or not or neither.

How to Make Inkscape’s Background Transparent

The silver-grey circle in the second image does not have a gradient. Now you can choose a specific background color and change the Alpha channel to adjust transparency. It could both have and not inkscapr a gradient, by duplicating it. Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings.

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Belinda May 30, Reply. The larger silver circle, that’s behind the smaller green ones, is that the one you need to change? Click on the flat color to the right of the “X”. When you start a new Inkscape document, it may look like the background is simply solid white.


You image is built a LOT differently than it appeared to me. Make sure the alpha channel is 0. I can export transparwnz save it as png, but the white background is still there… Thanks! It just looks that way because of the adjacent colours. That’s actually Inkscape’s default. Clearly InkScape has a problem in this area which needs addressing.

This is not the case, because that white background is actually completely transparent by default. Did you know that you can now make animated vector graphics for the web? Why using inkscape when you can achieve the same thing using pixteller. Hello, I hope you can help me.

I have the same problem. Sign up using Email and Password. What am I doing wrong? When I simply save as PNG, the background remains white, not transparent. How to create a png with transparent background in inkscape? If you have problems: Then you would have 2 objects, identical in shape and position, but with different fills. inksape

The object should now appear in a uniform color.