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Transparent pattern fill

Transparent pattern fill

Transparent pattern fill


I'm using Corel v11, and need to put a red hatch over an area of a map, but it needs to be transparent, so that the map can be seen beneath it.  Using the interactive fill tool, I have succeeded to some extent, but the red hatched line has a transparency also.  What I would like is a red hatch (i.e. solid red lines) over an area, with transparency in between so that what's on the map behind can still be seen.
Sorry if this is a bit long-winded and hope someone can understand what I'm aiming for.
Smokey cat2

RE: Transparent pattern fill

If you can define your area, make a duplicate of the outline, fill it using the hatch in bitmat fills, change colour to red adjust the size of tile to suit, then export this as a PNG with transparent background, then bring it back, import, and place over the map.

Hope this is what you are after.

RE: Transparent pattern fill


Hi BernBennett,
I tried what you suggested, and thanks for that, but it still has a white background. Tearing my hair out with this one, because I know I've done it before!
Any other suggestions?


RE: Transparent pattern fill

Hi Smokey!

If you are "opening" the PNG file then it will appear to have a white background, as the default background colour is white.

You have to "Import" it and place it over any coloured background and it should be transparent.

Failing this try using the bitmap colour mask to hide the white colour.

RE: Transparent pattern fill


Hi again,
Still couldn't get the .png method to work, but the bitmap colour mask method worked a treat - thanks a million!

Smokey bigsmile

RE: Transparent pattern fill

Hi there.

You have to draw the lines and put them over the image you want to be seen under.

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