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How do I paint with a transparant color?

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I have an image, two layers. The front layer should have a transparant color except from some red slightly rotated text in it. My problem is that I can't figure out how to replace the white color with a totally transparant color, I tried setting alpha to 0 for the color I am painting with, and then using the paint bucket on the white color. Without any luck.

Does anybody have an idea? Perhaps it's not possible? (I can't see any effect at all when changing alpha value on the color I am painting with)

The pdn file I am working with at the moment: test.pdn

I've tried to look this up in the manual. But please tell me to RTFM if you could point me in a direction of where to read. I'm just looking for a way to resolve this.

Apart from this. My sincere salutation to the development team! Huzzah for a great free and not to complex paint program.

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Turn off the "alpha blending" option. It's in the Tools menu, and there's also a button in the toolbar.

When alpha blending is enabled, the alpha value of the color you're using is used for blending with the pixels that are already on the layer. When it is disabled, the pixels are overwritten with exactly the color you specified (including the alpha value).

This is documented in the help file under the "Tools" menu's category. This is admittedly not the easiest thing to find or figure out, but it's an advanced option so we didn't feel it was a high priority to make it super easy to find and use.

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