Transparency Tutorial
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These are the 6 easy steps of how to use Iaza for the transparency of the background.

1. Save the image of the item(s) on your computer. Make sure the background color is lime green as shown.
(Chich - "Actually, it can be any color as long as it's not found anywhere in the item.")
(Aye- Thanks buddy!


2. Open up the website www.iaza.com and click on 'Load Image'.


3. Click on 'Browse' then select the item you have made and click 'Open'. Press 'Load' to continue or 'Clear' to select another item.

4. The image should have shown. On the 4th box below the image, there should be a link underneath 'Create' saying 'Transparent'. Click it.


5. The image should have a blue outline around it. Click on the background of your image. If the outline doesn't change to purple, try again.
Once it is purple, click on 'Convert'. The image should appear with a transparent background.



6. After making the background transparent, go over to the first column and select "Convert to PNG". That is the only format accepted by this site. Save it. You have now finished.


I hope this will help. If you have any questions, please post them in the comment box. Thank You!




Transparency with Photoshop and newer versions of Paint Shop Pro
Pretty easy. Assuming you made your item on a new layer, set the visibility of the background layer to "off" and save as PNG.

Transparency with Paint Shop Pro 8 or lower
This is the program I use. Again assuming you made your item on a new layer, make a background layer and fill it with #00FF00 lime green. Set the visibility of the layer that contains the base to "off", save your work in a file format that preserves your layers (e.g. psd, psp, pspimage), then choose "set palette transparency" from the menu. It will ask you to flatten the image, this is okay if you saved. Then choose lime green as the transparent color. Choose "save as" and save in PNG format.
Wiki title:Transparency Tutorial
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March 12, 2009 11:07 ()
I don't agree to the last part. If you use that green color anywhere on your items (except if it's the color you turn transparent with Iaza or a normal drawing program) it will not disappear, it will cause holes in the final image. Will just using any (non-greyscale) color in the background not also solve that bug?
Karin
March 12, 2009 13:00 ()
I don't understand about your resolve in the last part.
I'm just unsure how effective is putting a pixel to it.

Some programs have poor PNG transparency support.
Like when you open it in MS Paint, the BG color is black.

Thus non-greyscale ones are ideal starting BG colors.
You don't have to use lime green color always, though.

But if you want to directly do it, you can do so.
Just make sure that the color isn't found in the item.
Wolf_Blossom
March 12, 2009 14:01 ()
Sorry to double-post, I just notice a slight error.
That is, the original pic shows a dress, not the shorts.

The default BG color for transparency from iaza is black.
It is like so if you open an iaza image in MS Paint.
Wolf_Blossom
March 12, 2009 15:32 ()
Obviously you didn't read it well enough. I specifically said to put the pixel in the bottom left corner. The EXACT corner. That space is rarely ever used, and if it was, it probably wouldn't be noticeable. You don't think I know what the green does?
Chich
March 12, 2009 15:34 ()
And using a non-greyscale color as the bg and making it transparent does NOT make the greyscale work.
Chich
March 12, 2009 17:27 ()
I was pointing out what I know, I never implied anything.
Karin meant that putting same color in an item is bad.

I never said using this will make the greyscale work.
That's not its point but only to avoid the "bug".
Wolf_Blossom
March 12, 2009 18:06 ()
I know you know what the green does, but I don't want you to tell people to just add a dead pixel to a perfectly good image, even if it is in the corner. Wolf's mushroom bg for example is using that pixel. I still think it's better to use #000001 instead of #000000 for black (or something, this is a non-noticable difference) to get around the glitch or use an actual drawing program instead of messing up other people's (future) items.
Karin
March 12, 2009 20:55 ()
It's just MY way of doing it, Karin. I'm not forcing anyone to do it, it's just a helpful tool. Why don't you just change it if it bothers you so much? (And the mushrooms do not use that pixel btw)
Chich
March 12, 2009 21:01 ()
Ohh, thankyou! I thought the bg had to be white to be transparent~ >.<

Lol :3
Sakura
March 18, 2009 5:28 ()
That's all very fancy, Karin, but both of those programs cost money.
Chich
March 18, 2009 11:24 ()
So? A self-respecting artist doesn't use Paint. And by the way, Paint comes with Windows and that's not exactly free either. You can also try Pixia, it's free and better than Paint. I don't use it so you'd have to figure it out for yourself though. Most Oekaki programs are better than Paint, too.
Karin
March 19, 2009 11:47 ()
Yah, but usually if someone is reading this, they have windows, cuz they have a pc. =3= Oekaki sucks. Paint is quick and easy and it gets the job done. And don't be all smirky thinkin "Well you're not a 'self-respecting artist' then". A true artist would utilize all kinds of tools to create different art. I use other programs, but I choose Paint for this.
Chich
March 27, 2009 0:52 ()
I use Paintshop Pro and I don't have to do any of that to get it to be transparent.

All I have to do is delete the background and it's the grey and white "transparent" background.

Karin is right about not using Paint. It's an old, horrifically out of date program that hardly lets you do anything fun, or easy for that matter.

Paint is like for a 5-year old who doesn't need anything more than one layer and retarded undo options. I've seen people make pixel items on Oekaki before because it's better and free. Can't beat free these days.

And yes, in by saying something in a tutorial, you are telling someone that they have to do it your way because they obviously don't know how else to do it if they are reading it.

Don't get pissed off at Karin because she has her own opinion and is always right and you are not.
Azkhadellia
March 27, 2009 1:53 ()
Wth? So I'm wrong to use Paint? I can create very good things with it, without your multi-layer crutch. And I get by just fine without undo options. Seems to me like someone just can't handle a challenge.

Karin is just a human being like everyone else. There are times when she's wrong and I'm right. Get over yourself.
Chich
March 27, 2009 19:59 ()
Paint Wars...

You're pretty smart Chich, but sometimes you should consult me before inventing some trick to get around something. After all, I'm the one who coded the dolls and know how they work.
Karin
March 27, 2009 21:19 ()
-sigh- I guess you're right. Sorry, Karin.
Chich
March 27, 2009 22:00 ()
And I'm not smart. Not smart at all.
Chich
March 31, 2009 11:02 ()
Then How come it says so on your profile xD
Aye
March 31, 2009 21:55 ()
I was being emo when I said that, Aye.
Chich
March 31, 2009 23:48 ()
Pain is good, I don't feel it I don't cry. But I let my tears out in the rain. Tears will not be visible in the showers. I will not have to die or suffer alone, pain is my friend. He will stay not harming my soul.
Aye
June 3, 2009 9:13 ()
Ah, but... My black and white aren't the true black and white.
They are a few numbers off. D;
Pixie
August 27, 2009 19:13 ()
Tutorial updated!
Chich
August 5, 2012 11:16 (9 years ago)
It works!! woohoo
samsamsierra
November 22, 2014 18:10 (6 years ago)
I think that paint is still pretty good if you have nothing else...
MinecraftFan
July 12, 2019 3:22 (2 years ago)
Iaza's unfortunately dead x ox
Chich
July 15, 2019 18:55 (2 years ago)
Paint.net also does transparency pretty well though.
Karin