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SEP-8016 • Transparent tif setup and solid white background

Topic:

I get a solid white background in Separation Studio.

Resolve:

When creating a file with a transparent background to be separated in Separation Studio the file must be in the "RGB mode". Any other mode such as CMYK will create a solid white background on the separations even if the user did choose the transparent feature in the save or setup window.

Photoshop:

Files must be in the RGB mode and contain all layers with transparent backgrounds.

In the tif Save Options Window you must select the "Save Transparency" option. Photoshop will display a warning about not all programs supporting transparency, don't worry Separation Studio is one of the few programs that does support transparency.



Corel PhotoPaint:

When opening a new file Corel asks up front the mode and if you want transparency. Choose RGB and transparency.



Common mistakes:

You have your files in the CMYK mode when saving.

You have one Channel in the list of Channels that is not transparent.

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