iDraw: make background gradient

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by igorland, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. igorland macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi. I have selected a radial gradient background in canvas. However, when I export it to png, the background is transparent. Moreover, I see it as transparent in layers icons. Is there something I am missing. Thanks a lot!
  2. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    Png files save transparency, so if you do not want your exported image to be transparent, choose the jpg format.

    If you prefer having a better quality png export, then what you can do is create a new layer beneath your existing layer(s), drag out a rectangle which extends past the image borders and fill it with white. This way you can also toggle it to be not visible or delete it in future without messing up your earlier work.
  3. igorland, Jul 18, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014

    igorland thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Thanks a lot. I was thinking about this as the way out but I did not realize that this was a limitation of the png files.

    Your help is appreciated.

  4. imacken macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2010
    It's not a 'limitation', it's one of the most important features of png files!
  5. igorland thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Agreed! :D

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