Replace a particular color with transparent - Pixelmator Community
In the Show or Hide Tools from the View menu at the top of your screen. See Interface overview to learn more about the Tools sidebar. Press A on your keyboard and turn on the Replace Color adjustment. To replace a color in multiple layers in a composition using a color adjustments layer all layers below this layer will be affected :.
Note: If the adjustment isn't visible, you can turn it on from the Customize menu at the bottom of the Color Adjustments pane. Drag the Range slider to adjust how many of the colors similar to your selected color should be replaced.
Fill it with the desired colour. Right-click on it in the layers panel and select Create Clipping Mask. The original layer will supply opacity information, the clipping mask will supply colour information. If the logo is against an opaque background then you have a load of different ways of doing things, but let's stick with clipping mask.
Isolate the object from its background as follows: 1. Use the selection tools to select the logo. Right click on the layer and select Add Mask.
The logo will be separated from its background. Deselect then Add Clipping Mask as above. Hope this helps. Fri Aug 24, pm Hi Bill. You're right about replace colour. That won't affect transparency. There are a couple of methods you can use, though. Both may need some tidying up afterward depending on the complexity of your image.
Method 1 - If you can select it you can mask it. Using your favourite selection tools, select everything but the black or select the black and invert the selection. You can move easily between selections and masks. To make a Mask from a selection, just Add Mask to a layer that doesn't have one. To make a selection from a mask, click on the mask and select Load Selection from the edit menu. Method 2 - Clipping masks for the win. Create a copy of your layer.
Move this layer underneath the original. Right click on the original and select Create Clipping Mask. This will apply the opacity information of the lower layer to the colour information of the upper. I've assumed you're using Pixelmator 3. If you're using Pixelmator Pro only Method 1 will apply and menu items will be in different places.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you get stuck and post an image if you do. It'll be easier to show you either of those methods with your own image. Fri Aug 24, pm Hey st3f, thanks for reply.
Think of a Jackson Pollack with 10, pixels of black and the other , pixels are different colors. How would you select just the 10, black pixels if you want to turn them all transparent? So, not sure how to even attempt method 1 or 2.
I'm sure I'm just not getting something. I have too many black pixels that are too spread out to select them all individually. It would be cool to just be able to manipulate the underlying HEX code. Fri Aug 24, pm Jackson Pollock?
Let me know if you get stuck and post an image if you do. It'll be easier to show you either of those methods with your own image. Fri Aug 24, pm Hey st3f, thanks for reply. Think of a Jackson Pollack with 10, pixels of black and the other , pixels are different colors.
How would you select just the 10, black pixels if you want to turn them all transparent? So, not sure how to even attempt method 1 or 2. I'm sure I'm just not getting something.
I have too many black pixels that are too spread out to select them all individually. It would be cool to just be able to manipulate the underlying HEX code.
Fri Aug 24, pm Jackson Pollock? Method 2. Definitely method 2. It's not as complex as it sounds. Trust me. This might convince you. Jackson Pollock: Jackson Pollock with transparent black and a hideous vibrant green showing through from below. It may not be exactly what you wanted but here's hoping it's close enough. Might be overkill to learn just to edit one image, though.
Fri Aug 24, pm Hey st3f, Got method 2 to work. Also got the layers reversed. Sat Aug 25, am Yay. Glad to hear it worked. I refused to believe that such a great app as Pixelmator does not have an easy way to do this, so I did poke around a little bit and found out that it is actually very easy to do in this version. So I thought I might just share this, for those who would like to accomplish the same: In Pixelmator Pro you can simply use "select color range" for this. You can reach it via the vertical tool bar on the right hand side of the applications window.
The 5th tool from the top is the icon for "quick selection". You can click on the little arrow in the lower right corner of the icon to switch from "quick selector" to "color selector". From there click the first button in the lower section of the settings pane to get to the "select color range" function. How do I replace a color with pure white? Ask Question. Asked 2 years, 8 months ago.
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