#9 - Creating Transparent GIFs

Image from Mini-Tutorial #7
Thin Font to Fat Font Transparent GIF Image

To save your image to be transparent, be sure the background is transparent and assure all layers used are merged visible. Then select File/Export/GIF Optimizer. Set each of the tabs shown below the way mine are set - settings are boxed in green:

Transparency Tab
Watch the window on the right.
If it shows jaggies of any color, adjust settings for color dithering on the Colors Tab.Transparency Tab

Partial Transparency Tab Settings
Partial Transparency Tab

Colors Tab Settings
Can be adjusted if necessary
Colors Tab Settings

Format Tab Settings
Format Tab Settings

The Downloads Tab has no settings, but will tell you the approximate times it takes for various modem speeds to download the image.

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