So basically I spent the whole night trying to figure out a way to take something like pic elated, on a perfectly black background and get it to work the same way it behaves then you set it to SCREEN blend mode.How in the fuck do you do this? Or rather how do I do this WITHOUT FRINGING such that you can use the stuff on lighter stuff below it?(Its not a flare in my case but same principle, but I just need a .PNG with transparency since somebody else without photoshop will be using the finished file)
>>425765To clarify, stuff like this (see link) doesnt work in my case because I need big gradual transitions. This method always ends up with a darker edge no matter what.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Nhgq0QeNE
i dont know but i could probably figure it outmy retainer is 5k
>>425765sounds like a job for "blend if" to mebut aren't images like this meant to be used with lighter blend modes so you don't have to do all the work in the first place
>>425782Doesnt work, as soon as you export it as PNG it will have ton of dark fringing, because even if you extract the alpha you are still applying it over the image with dark bg merged, so the (in OP pic) faint orange pixels end up being dark brown with transparency instead of light orange with ton of transparency.
>>425783ive just woke up so i might regeret everything i say after 2 coffeescant you blend if, copy the layer 4 times, merge and blend if againisn't there also something in the layer mask options for getting rid of artifacts
>>425785this is annoying me because i went thu all this a couple of months ago and cant remember what i learned, i do remember someone did this so easily in gimp and it was annoying how clean it looked
>>425765could try using an inverted greyscaled version of the image itself as a layer mask, might have to tweak levels a little bit
Im trying to get this to work but the remove matte step doest give me the desired result: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/31337/can-image-transparency-be-calculated-automatically-from-multiple-non-transparent/31363>>425785what do you mean by 4 times and blend if?one thing I tried before was extracting the individual channels into separate layers and set R G B blend respectively, that kinda words but leaves quite strong back fringe.>>425787yea that also leaves black fringe, since it just slaps transparency over the very dark brown pixels
you might have to rebuild your imagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SmndZKYkcE
>>425765>since somebody else without photoshop will be using the finished fileThere's really no way to do it unless they have software that can adjust the blend modes. Any time it's against a lighter background you'll probably get some dark fringing.
>>425765raise him in the hood
Krita.Filters.Color to alpha.
>>427695wow what in the fuck is this sorcery? can you save it as png with transparency and put the exported png over white bg please? just to check if there is fringing, because if not I might need to get Krita!!
>>427697Krita is free and open source, it'll take you 2 minutes to download it.
>>427695based, I never thought of using krita for this kind of thing
>>427695>KritaJust downloaded, I'm going to test it. Krita seems to have really nice brushes and textures.
>>427695Works pretty well
>>429572is that without a blend mode?
>>429632Yes, I just pasted it on a layer above the background. Normal blend mode.
>>430063Nope, this one is the real mccoy, however.Just usual color to alpha.
> GimpAdd layer mask, "use greyscale copy of layer". copy visible add as a new layer in screen blend mode.