No, it didn’t work.
I noticed that the transparency setting makes colors lighter, as in color mixing within a graphics program - not more transparent.
What I did try was building the graphic in Macromedia Freehand and importing it. Works ok, but it
would be nice if the ‘transparency’ function was truly that.
Thanks for the help,
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Sometime around 1/3/09 (at 15:06 -0500) email@hidden said:
No, it didn’t work.
I noticed that the transparency setting makes colors lighter, as in
color mixing within a graphics program - not more transparent.
You will (I hope) be please to hear that you’ve actually missed a trick!
From your description I can tell that you’re using layered graphics,
and that you haven’t drawn your colour block ‘into’ the box with the
image. The problem you’re having lies in how transparency is handled
with layered graphics. The image is rendered in its own layer without
using anything else. So…
Option 1: when drawing this, make sure that you can see a blue
selection halo around the photo’s box, NOT around the page. This
indicates that the item being drawn out will be a child of that
object rather than of the page (as is normal).
(If you nest a graphic within another then it will be rendered within
that, and opacity settings will work as expected.)
Option 2: select the elements and choose Item > Group.
(If you group items together then they will be rendered together
rather than within their own separate layers, and opacity settings
will work as expected.)
Option 3: make those items UNlayered by going to the Inspector
palette unchecking the Layer checkbox for each item.
(If you unlayer things then they are all handled with no layering to
separate them out, so opacity settings… well, you know the score.)
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