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paul451
Oct 9, 2007, 11:25 AM
The project I am currently involves me studying a particular area and I would like to show particular areas of interest on a map by sort of over-laying a square box over that area, but that is transparent so that you can still see what area is being studied.

How do I do this?

I know what I want but have no clue on how to get to it. As I am sure you have realized graphics is not my thing!

Thanks,
Paul



anti-microsoft
Oct 9, 2007, 11:27 AM
The project I am currently involves me studying a particular area and I would like to show particular areas of interest on a map by sort of over-laying a square box over that area, but that is transparent so that you can still see what area is being studied.

How do I do this?

I know what I want but have no clue on how to get to it. As I am sure you have realized graphics is not my thing!

Thanks,
Paul

Do you have photoshop?? If you do, it's pretty easy...

EDIT: Here you go, I've done a sample. Was this what you were thinking of??

paul451
Oct 9, 2007, 11:52 AM
Yea, Thats exactly what I am looking for, thanks alot, so do I make a square in Photoshop over the picture and have a transparent fill?

Thanks alot

anti-microsoft
Oct 9, 2007, 12:51 PM
Yea, Thats exactly what I am looking for, thanks alot, so do I make a square in Photoshop over the picture and have a transparent fill?

Thanks alot

If you click on the shape tool and on the top toolbar there is a button that says transparency, click on it and set it to about 40%. Apply it over your map and... TA-DA!!! Done.

paul451
Oct 10, 2007, 02:21 PM
Thanks alot for the help, Its really appreciated.


Thanks,

Paul