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im using corel x3, i need to make my salsa and chips transperant. when i use the transperancy tool this is what i get. i tried ungrouping, intersecting, and just about everything i could think of. is there a way to flatten the image so the artwork behind doesnt show up.
 

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i dont think theres layers in corel, i might be wrong. i know i can probabbly group each item, then select and trim the stuff behind. im just looking for a quicker way if there is. i have alot of small clipart like this i have to do
 

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not to long for one, but i have about 20 of these little guys to deal with, from tacos to avocado dip, to shakers.........theres a fiesta going on in my computer, and im not invited:D
 

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Here's how to rasterize it and make it transparent within Coreldraw itself.

Go to the Bitmap menu, Convert to Bitmap, I usually use 300 dpi.
Choose your interactive transparency tool, change it to uniform, and adjust

You of course lose your vectorization with this method, but usually I have the artwork in other files and manipulate it for whatever I'm printing on. I've done a few takeaway menus for some mexican restaurants, usually I use around 50-75% transparency, you want it to be there but subtle.
 

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im using corel x3, i need to make my salsa and chips transperant. when i use the transperancy tool this is what i get. i tried ungrouping, intersecting, and just about everything i could think of. is there a way to flatten the image so the artwork behind doesnt show up.
Transperant? You trying to make a outline only image. If so, select color make white. Unless it wasn't done by you. Use trace to get the shapes select the colors.
 

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Transperant? You trying to make a outline only image. If so, select color make white. Unless it wasn't done by you. Use trace to get the shapes select the colors.
I believe he's wanting to put the chips and salsa behind some text on a menu, so ti needs to actually have some transparency. The problem he's running into is the other parts of the vectors then begin to show through that aren't normally visible when it's solid color (such as the bottom part of the bowl showing in the tomato).
 

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Have you tried welding the image? Or does the order placement of the images work. Like if you right click on the bowl and go to order, can you put that to the back of the page and make it so that the lines of the bowl go behind the chips? I think that as long as all the objects are filled, you should be able to sort each item in the order from back to front of the page with the right click menu.
 

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Ok I just went to look on corel draw to see how it could be done, and actually I found a pretty easy way of doing it. I copied your jpeg, which if you have the vector would be much easier haha :) Once I opened it, I did a trace bitmap high quality, so that I could get it vector. Once I had the vector I went to the Effects menu and adjusted the gamma until I got this :) its not perfect because of course I just traced it really fast, but you can see that adjusting Gamma did a pretty good job of making it transparent, and still kept those extra lines out.
 

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Ok I just went to look on corel draw to see how it could be done, and actually I found a pretty easy way of doing it. I copied your jpeg, which if you have the vector would be much easier haha :) Once I opened it, I did a trace bitmap high quality, so that I could get it vector. Once I had the vector I went to the Effects menu and adjusted the gamma until I got this :) its not perfect because of course I just traced it really fast, but you can see that adjusting Gamma did a pretty good job of making it transparent, and still kept those extra lines out.

why didnt i think of that.......oh wait i did, a few jobs back. thanx for re-freashing my memory. i think im going to start a log of certain routines i do, so i can look them up.

it worked to perfection, thank you sunnydayz.

thank you all for the help, here are some tacos for all that helped. thank you all ........dig in
 

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