Transparent Grid or Transparent Hexes
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:05 PM
I would like to create an image which is a Transparent Grid or Hex which I could lay over other images, like maps for roleplaying games.
I tried to use the eraser tool to remove all the white space from the image "TransparentHexes.png" (see attached). It was long and labor intensive, but when I tried to copy the image and lay it over another image, it removed the transparent parts and made them white space again, completely covering the underlaying image.
I figured there must be an easier way. Perhaps there is a way to use the "Paint Bucket" to replace white with transparent? And how do I lay a mostly transparent grid over another image?
Any tips or hints?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:35 PM
To create an overlay you have to put the result to a new layer on top of an image.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:23 PM
Nice to be on the Forums! I will give these a shot and report back! Hope this post helps other.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:23 PM
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:06 AM
Those methods all work great. I think I am going to try to tweak the "layer blend darken" mode technique a bit. I need to start with a darker version of the hex grid I like. But overall, everything worked like a charm!
Thank you, thank you!
Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:01 AM
1. Activate the grid layer (i.e. click on it in the Layers Window) then duplicate the layer
2. Activate the upper layer (if not already highlighted) & press F4.
3. In the drop down list, change the blend mode to Multiply. Use the Opacity slider in the dialog to fine-tune the darkening. Press OK when done.
4. Merge the upper layer into the original