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November 10th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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I know I asked this before and the solution was to add a white layer in between, but I really want the background to be transparent on this. There has to be a way!

Instead of trying to explain it (which I suck at) I made an example.

This is how it looks in PSP before animation (well, minus the sparkles):



and this is after Animation shop:



See the butterfly? I hate it all purple like that. I understand why it happens, but is there a way to make it stop that doesn't involve making the whole background white?

It also does that to my drop shadows so I haven't been using any when I animate something
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November 12th, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Did you save it as a .gif in PSP before trying to animate it in Animation Shop? That should fix it.
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November 13th, 2007, 12:42 AM
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It works, but it also makes the background white and I was wanting it to stay transparent. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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November 13th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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When you open it in Animation Shop does it have a transparent background? If not, then it didn't get saved as a transparent .gif in PSP. If it is transparent then you need to change some of the properties when you animate it, and save it in Animation shop. I'll post step by step settings that I used to make the following animation. Let me know if it is transparent when you open in animation shop or if it has a solid background, that way I'll know which settings I need to post.
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November 13th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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Yours is transparent when I open it in Animation shop.

As for mine, it was transparent when I saved it as a gif in PSP, but when I opened it in AS, it had a white background.

Thanks so much for the help. Btw, the one you made is beautiful!

ETA: Was that a brush or tube you used? I don't have a problem when I use tubes, just brushes.
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November 13th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Ok, in PSP try using these settings when saving your file.
In PSP when you are ready to save your file. Click File, Save As...Name your file...Set the save as type to GIF CompuServe Graphics Interchange...then click on Options

In the Save Options box make sure the Version 89a and Noninterlaced options are selected...then click Run Optimizer

When the GIF Optimizer screen comes up click on Use Wizard

Make sure the following settings are selected, clicking next to get to the last screen where you'll click Finish...then click save.







The butterfly and sparkle that I used are both tubes. I added a brush and checked it, and it was still transparent. Do you know how to make a brush a tube? I can help if you don't know how.

ETA: Thanks, and you may use the one I made if you want.
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November 15th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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It worked. You're a genius. Thank you sooooo much!
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November 15th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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I'm glad it helped.
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