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 I got the following image that I mounted in Corel Photo Paint X3 by superimposing one image on a gray background.

 How can I make the white outline transparent from center to border, when I combine the object with the background?

 Thanks, Camarate

RE: Semitransparent border

Hi Camarate,

I am not exactly sure what you are after.

Do you want the white outline to be deleted ?

If so then you could use the colour mask (Toolbar Mask > Color Mask) with the eye dropper to select the white of the image and then click delete.

Note: The tolerance value may need to be changed to delete all of the white border.

Is that what you are trying to do ?


RE: Semitransparent border

Hi Ziggurat,

Thanks for your reply.

Imagine that the logo and its white border is an object that you will merge with a gray background. I wish the effect was a white border gradient edge out.

Regards, Camarate

RE: Semitransparent border

Hi Camarate,

It sounds like you want to create a glow behind the text.

1) Make a copy of you CR logo layer.
2) Place the copy in the layer above your original
3) Delete the white border from the copy. You will now be left with the original image without the white border. Hide this layer.
4) On the layer of the original image, create a mask of the logo with the white background.
5) Using this mask fill it completely with white. You should now have a completely white image of the logo.
6) Disable the mask and then blur the image using a Gaussian blur.
This should give you the glow effect that you are looking for.
7) Display the layer of the CR logo copy and you should now have the logo with a glowing white background.

I am sorry if you can't follow my instructions. If you can't then have a look at this pdf file on the internet under the section of Reverse White Shadow. It should point you in the right direction.

Hope this helps


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