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    Saving an image with background set to opaque


    Hi there,

    So I feel kinda frustrated that this silly error keeps occuring. I have been using Photoshop (CS5) for many years now, and not had this problem before.

    I am developing a website and want to add a black box on a background with the opaceity set to around 60, so you can see the background through it.

    The background is already uploaded on the template, so I am basically just making a black rectangle with some elements on it, and setting down the opacity.

    But whenever I save it, it just saves as a grey block, instead of giving me the opaque features I want. I have tried saving for web & devices, set the preset to both PNG-24 and GIF, made sure transparency was ticked and interlace too, but nothing seems to work. Whatever way I save it, I still get the grey box.

    Now, if i put in a background other than the squares of the transparent background, it works, but that's the only way I can get it to do so.

    Any clues/hints on how to save the file proberly ?

    Cheers, Rasmus
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    Originally Posted by Diabolito
    Hi there,

    So I feel kinda frustrated that this silly error keeps occuring. I have been using Photoshop (CS5) for many years now, and not had this problem before.

    I am developing a website and want to add a black box on a background with the opaceity set to around 60, so you can see the background through it.

    The background is already uploaded on the template, so I am basically just making a black rectangle with some elements on it, and setting down the opacity.

    But whenever I save it, it just saves as a grey block, instead of giving me the opaque features I want. I have tried saving for web & devices, set the preset to both PNG-24 and GIF, made sure transparency was ticked and interlace too, but nothing seems to work. Whatever way I save it, I still get the grey box.

    Now, if i put in a background other than the squares of the transparent background, it works, but that's the only way I can get it to do so.

    Any clues/hints on how to save the file proberly ?

    Cheers, Rasmus
    Try saving for web&devices as a PNG checking only transparency (leave interlace unchecked) may just be whatever you're trying to view it in? try uploading/posting one of the ones you've saved?
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    I already tried that, and it shows the same grey both in my image viewer, in the preview screen in PS and when I upload it to the website.

    I do not know if it has got something to do, with not having a background layer with content behind the square, but in my mind, it should work regardless.
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    Yeah, you shouldn't need to. E-mail your .psd file and the .png files you're trying to save to me at reid.blomquist at gmail dot com
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    Thanks mate, will mail it in a sec

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