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COREL DRAW TUTORIAL

Images for Black Garments

Creating transparency


With the introduction of black garments at CafePress, white areas of your designs will no longer be treated as transparent when printing on black. For example, whites of the eyes will be white, not the color of the garment. You'll want to create and upload transparent images to obtain professional looking T-shirt designs.

Once image has been created in CorelDraw, you must save it, or "export" it in a bitmap format, then reopen it in a raster-based graphics application (such as PhotoShop, PaintShop Pro, PhotoPaint, etc.) in order to save your image in PNG format with transparent background intact. This tutorial will show you how to save a transparent image to upload at CafePress.com.

This tutorial was created using CorelDraw 12 though the same basic steps can be used across other versions.

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Export your image with transparent background

Once image has been created in CorelDraw, you must save it, or "export" it in a bitmap format, reopen it in a raster-based graphics application (such as PhotoShop, PaintShop Pro, PhotoPaint, etc.) in order to save your image in PNG format with transparent background intact.

1. Export file
Select "File > Export" to get to the Export dialogue box.

2. Select a format

Select a format from the "Save as type" pull-down menu. In this case, we're selecting PSD, or PhotoShop Document, and will open the file in PhotoShop to save as a PNG.

NOTE: After selecting which format you want to use, select "Uncompressed" from the "Compression type" pull-down menu.'

3. Set file size
In the next dialogue, you can set the physical size of your image and set the resolution (200dpi recommended). If your image is to have transparent areas (with garment color showing through), be sure that Transparent Background is selected. Also select Anti-aliasing if you don't want to have "Jaggies" showing.

Click "OK" and you are ready to re-open the file you just exported in your favorite graphics program.

4. Saving a PNG

See "Saving a PNG" tutorials for:
Photoshop
Paint Shop Pro