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Ed Caraballo
tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:11:43 pm

so I have this tif file of a logo from my client. when i open it in Photoshop CS4, it clearly has an alpha channel, because behind the logo is the grey checkerboard. when i import it to Motion, either by importing or drop and dragging, the background is solid white. I can't use a luma key or color key cause it looks dirty. Any idea how to make Motion see the alpha?
Thanks, Cow!


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Grant Gomm
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:27:39 pm

Double click the file inside of the "media" tab in the project window. That will open it in the inspector. Then in the media tab in the inspector, there'll be a parameter for "Alpha Type" and you can choose what you want there.

-Grant Gomm
http://www.blacklionproductions.com


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Stephen Smith
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:38:58 pm

Make sure the image is RGB and not CMYK.

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Ed Caraballo
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:50:02 pm

thanks so much Stephan! it was indeed cmyk...and now i've converted it to RGB and its great...


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Stephen Smith
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:03:41 pm

Happy to help and best of luck.

Stephen Smith
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Ed Caraballo
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:42:16 pm

Thanks, Grant! awesome!


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Grant Gomm
Re: tif file imorts with white background instead of alpha
on Jun 14, 2011 at 11:45:30 pm

You bet Ed, good luck.

-Grant Gomm
http://www.blacklionproductions.com


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