[artworks] Transparent background

  • From: Ned Abell <nedabell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:24:40 +0100

On 19 Jul, Kell  <kell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 19 Jul, Tim Hill <smartgroups@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Any ideas?

> > You could instead save a sprite of the blue text against
> > a grey rectangle and use Intergif to then select the grey
> > as the background colour and create a transparent GIF. I
> > found this solution when getting as frustrated as you. 
> > ;-)

> Yes, but how do you find out which is the right colour to
> be the backgound? If you load it as a sprite then you can
> see which colour number is the background, but I don't know
> how to do the same with a GIF: therefore it's a bit hit and
> miss.

It _is_ rather frustrating. I convert Gif to Sprite using
WebGif and check the colour values against Paint. Then input
these into !Colours  to get the "#,,,," (hex-triplet) value.

Inputting colours into Artworks, Martin has added the
facillity to create a new colour by typing "#" followed by the
hex-triplet values into the dialog box to create a new colour.

(What would be great is for an additional icon giving the
hex-triplet value of the colour in the "Edit Colour" RGB
window and for it to change as the colour value sliders are
moved or values entered.
Also dropping a bitmap into Artworks for it to generate new
colours in the same way as drawfiiles do.)


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