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Having trouble copying + pasting transparent images from the web.


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Hello @Minish and welcome :)

 

When you want to add something with a transparent background, make a new layer above the background you are using and paste it there.

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5 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Instead of pressing Ctrl-V to paste, try Ctrl-Shift-V.

 

This will put your pasted image on it's own layer.

 

^^ Great advice.

 

Also note that some images on the internet "fake" the checkerboard effect to indicate transparency (it would be invisible otherwise). If you paste into a new layer and the checkerboard still shows up you have one of these scenarios. The usual solution is to formally download the image and not cut & paste the image preview.

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