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In photoshop there is a tab beside the layers tab, that allows you to add a shaded alpha channel to a .dds file.

I need to add a black alpha channel to a .dds file.

I've tried every alpha pluggin I can find but cannot replicate this effect.

And if I open a .dds file created in photoshop with a black alpha channel it is completely invisible in paint.net.

Why is it completely invisible in paint.net but not in photoshop??

How can I add a black alpha channel to a .dds file in paint.net????

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You can make and alpha mask and use that like an alpha channel...you just wouldn't be able to edit it after you apply the mask

 

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Perhaps 'Alpha mask' could be added to the layer blend options?

Just applying the transparency of one layer to the layer below - ignoring colour values?

It would save time having to use the (brilliant) plugin and the magic wand doesn't seem to copy transparency.

 

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Why is it completely invisible in paint.net but not in photoshop??

Paint.NET combines the file's alpha channel with the source image, if the source image has a completely black alpha no image will be visible when loaded.

How can I add a black alpha channel to a .dds file in paint.net????

Importing a black image with one of the alpha mask import plugins should work.

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