Author Topic: Google Paint transperancy help  (Read 275 times)

funnyboy044

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Google Paint transperancy help
« on: 08 Jun 2018, 00:02 »
I'm drawing everything in google paint for my game and I've recently noticed that I can't make a couple of my characters transparent. There is always either a pink background or a pure white background over the character. I've used to be able to make them transparent, but I've forgotten.
Please help!
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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #1 on: 08 Jun 2018, 01:29 »
If you use a single color for transparency, you can tell AGS which corner to grab it from during importing the sprite.
Or you use alpha transparency, in which case the image needs to be saved as PNG, with an alpha channel.

What's google paint? I googled it but didn't find anything besides some Chrome apps.

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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #2 on: 08 Jun 2018, 04:49 »
It's the paint feature that comes with Windows 10.
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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #3 on: 08 Jun 2018, 04:59 »
And why would it be called "google paint"?

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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #4 on: 08 Jun 2018, 13:56 »
I guess I just use google so much I call it google paint
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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #5 on: 08 Jun 2018, 19:27 »
If google paint doesn't exist then why do I have 5 of these shirts?


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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #6 on: 08 Jun 2018, 22:42 »
Because you keep Googling "paint"? (laugh)
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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #7 on: 08 Jun 2018, 23:01 »
Try looking for the solution by using the Yahoo Google search engine. :P

Anyway, I'm not familiar with the new iteration of Microsoft Paint, but looking online it looks like a bit of pain to make it transparent. Can I instead recommend a different program entirely - assuming you aren't using the 3D portion of Paint, GIMP?

it's free, and it has alpha transparency, plus many tools I doubt Google Paint has. Haha.

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Re: Google Paint transperancy help
« Reply #9 on: 09 Jun 2018, 01:16 »
Uhhh, what's all the deal with google paint?..


Anyway, sprite transparency depends on following things:
- What is your game's Color Depth setting (256 colors, 16-bit and 32-bit games have different options).
- How do you paint sprite's background (do you fill it with some color, or "cut out" with zero alpha value.
- What format do you save image into (some format may loose alpha channel, or change colors, like JPEG).
- What options do you use when importing sprite (transparent pixel selection, use or not use alpha channel).
« Last Edit: 09 Jun 2018, 01:20 by Crimson Wizard »