Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Punch Alpha into Top Image (Broken)

Punch Alpha into Top Image (Broken)

Punch Alpha into Top Image (Broken)

Please help,
Using PhotoPaint X6
Would like to Punch a transparent hole into the top Image to Show the Image below.

Selecting the 'Object Transparency Tool (1)'
Selecting Elliptical or Radial. Gives a circular area.
a) Inner (central) radius node is WHITE
b) Outer (circumference) terminating node is BLACK
Alpha is punched into object to Show Image layers below -> [OK]
>> BUT <<
Object size and Location has been altered -> [NOK]
The object has been clipped? cropped? To fit the area of a small square. Which is just large enough to contain the small Radial/Elliptical circumference of the circle.

What I see from the prespective of the Alpha Punch:
1. Alpha Punch into TOP Image inline with Radial/Elliptical attributes for Inner & Outer nodes.
2. Outer edge of Radial/Elliptical is Opaque. But only up to the small bounding square box, containing the Radial/Elliptical area.
3. The remaining TOP Image is FULLY TRANSPARENT, outside the bounding area of the small square box.

The containing bounding box is variable in size. It is dependant upon the size of the Radial/Elliptical area. But it is always just slightly bigger than the area of the Radial/Elliptical area.

I need it to be a perminent size (10,000) Pixels.
So no matter where I put the Object Transparency Tool (1), the full TOP Image is retained as Opaque, and not cropped.

I had this Setup once. But I have lost it!
I dont under stand this program/software. I dont understand Masks.
I followed some procedure many years ago to set it up.
I think I created somekind of Default mask. One that was 10000x10000 in size.

Thank you in advance for your help
FIY, The inverse Operation is [OK]
a) Inner radius node is BLACK
b) Outer circumference terminating node is WHITE.
The TOP Image is Opaque inside the Radial/Elliptical area, while everything else is Transparent.

RE: Punch Alpha into Top Image (Broken)

In order to create a hole on the top image: 1. Go to your top-image-layer, click the circle-mask-tool (note: NOT the ellipse tool)and make a circle-mask-shape somewhere on this layer.
2. Without changing layer, and without changing Mask button, just press the Cut button. A hole
should be opened at the place of the mask.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close