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Which painting apps can export transparent backgrounds

02-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 61
Which painting apps can export transparent backgrounds

I tried drawings sprites on sketchbook, but it exports with a solid background , which means sprites will have a white box around them. Which apps will export with transparency aka. Alpha channel?

02-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 7
Paper by 53 but it's not really for sprites.
02-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: brooklyn, ny
Posts: 211
Brushes app will do it- http://brushesapp.com/

Used for many of my apps

edit: not for sprites, but it'll do transparent exports.
02-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: London
Posts: 57
You could continue to export using your existing package but wherever you want transparent you set it to a particular colour (eg hot pink). You can then use MS Photo editor to mark your chosen colour as transparent. In the past I have used MS Paint and MS Photo Editor to make sprites. It's rather primitive but at least uses stuff you have pre-installed in Windows.