How to fade an object?

Long time since I used Intaglio; been looking at the help, and searching this forum, but can’t seem to find anything.
What I want is to fade an object into nothing/the background. I seem to remember that it involves making a mask somehow and grouping it with the object you want to fade. Can anyone help me?


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Draw a box on top of the image and fill it with a white to black gradient.
Group the image and box and select ‘Intensity’.


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On 16 Oct 2008, 9:29 pm, IanB wrote:

Draw a box on top of the image and fill it with a white to black gradient.
Group the image and box and select ‘Intensity’.

Excellent! Thanks very much.


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On 16 Oct 2008, at 15:51, paulbradforth wrote:

Long time since I used Intaglio; been looking at the help, and searching this forum, but can’t seem to find anything.
What I want is to fade an object into nothing/the background. I seem to remember that it involves making a mask somehow and grouping it with the object you want to fade. Can anyone help me?

Paul hi,
the only thing I can think of is to select the object you want to fade,
select Window->Fill from the menu bar (or double click on the object) and change the object’s opacity

best wishes
Julius

http://juliuspaintings.co.uk

Thanks Julius, but I wanted the object to go from full strength to zero, not just overall opacity. I should have made that more clear in my original post.


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If you want the process to be as simple as possible with no fiddling with gradient layers etc. then this is it <http://www.acqualia.com/picturesque/>. It has a few nice features but it’s fairly minimal though it works great for it’s intended purpose, I use it daily. I see it on sale every now and then.

Todd

On Oct 17, 2008, at 8:52 AM, paulbradforth wrote:

Thanks Julius, but I wanted the object to go from full strength to zero, not just overall opacity. I should have made that more clear in my original post.

Paul Hi
On 17 Oct 2008, at 14:52, paulbradforth wrote:

Thanks Julius, but I wanted the object to go from full strength to
zero, not just overall opacity. I should have made that more clear
in my original post.

Aye, I wasn’t too sure I had understood you but now I’m even more
perplexed.
When I move the opacity slider all the way to the left the object
fades to zero, i.e. it disappears.
all the best
Julius


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Todd Hi

On 17 Oct 2008, at 15:36, Todd wrote:

If you want the process to be as simple as possible with no fiddling with gradient layers etc. then this is it <http://www.acqualia.com/picturesque/>. It has a few nice features but it’s fairly minimal though it works great for it’s intended purpose, I use it daily. I see it on sale every now and then.

Todd

On Oct 17, 2008, at 8:52 AM, paulbradforth wrote:

Thanks Julius, but I wanted the object to go from full strength to zero, not just overall opacity. I should have made that more clear in my original post.

I downloaded Picturesque and had a little play. You’re right that it’s minimal but nice. I’m not sure I’d fork out $35 for it though. The limits on being able to change the elevation in perspective are excessive, ditto the offset in reflection plus the pop-up tool gets in the way of the very part of the image one is trying to modify. There did not seem to be any way of changing these limits in the preferences. Nice look and feel all the same. Thanks for the suggestion.

All the best
Julius

http://juliuspaintings.co.uk

I agree about the price. I picked up the previous version on sale which was reasonable but this new version saw a major price increase. If you can find it on sale (MacUpdate or similar) it’s worth picking up.

Todd

On Oct 17, 2008, at 9:53 AM, julius wrote:

I downloaded Picturesque and had a little play. You’re right that it’s minimal but nice. I’m not sure I’d fork out $35 for it though. The limits on being able to change the elevation in perspective are excessive, ditto the offset in reflection plus the pop-up tool gets in the way of the very part of the image one is trying to modify. There did not seem to be any way of changing these limits in the preferences. Nice look and feel all the same. Thanks for the suggestion.

Todd hi

On 17 Oct 2008, at 16:00, Todd wrote:

I agree about the price. I picked up the previous version on sale which was reasonable but this new version saw a major price increase. If you can find it on sale (MacUpdate or similar) it’s worth picking up.

OK
thanks
Julius

Todd

On Oct 17, 2008, at 9:53 AM, julius wrote:

I downloaded Picturesque and had a little play. You’re right that it’s minimal but nice. I’m not sure I’d fork out $35 for it though. The limits on being able to change the elevation in perspective are excessive, ditto the offset in reflection plus the pop-up tool gets in the way of the very part of the image one is trying to modify. There did not seem to be any way of changing these limits in the preferences. Nice look and feel all the same. Thanks for the suggestion.


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On 17 Oct 2008, at 15:48, julius wrote:

Aye, I wasn’t too sure I had understood you but now I’m even more
perplexed.
When I move the opacity slider all the way to the left the object
fades to zero, i.e. it disappears.
all the best

What I wanted, and what Ian told me how to do, is: to take an object
(could be a photograph, for instance) and make it fade out gradually
along its length. So you start on the left (or top) with the picture
normal, and it gradually fades towards the right (or bottom) so that
in the end, it blends in with the background. Same as you’d do in
Photoshop by putting a layer mask on the picture and filling it with a
gradient.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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On 17 Oct 2008, at 16:40, Paul Bradforth wrote:

On 17 Oct 2008, at 15:48, julius wrote:

Aye, I wasn’t too sure I had understood you but now I’m even more
perplexed.
When I move the opacity slider all the way to the left the object
fades to zero, i.e. it disappears.
all the best

What I wanted, and what Ian told me how to do, is: to take an object
(could be a photograph, for instance) and make it fade out gradually
along its length. So you start on the left (or top) with the picture
normal, and it gradually fades towards the right (or bottom) so that
in the end, it blends in with the background. Same as you’d do in
Photoshop by putting a layer mask on the picture and filling it with
a gradient.

right…
clever stuff.
Hadn’t even thought of anything like that.
I’ll take another look at what Ian said.
All the best
Julius

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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