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Re: Debian Package for viewing/editing .ai files (Adobe Illustrator)

Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 12:42:13AM +0000, Doug MacFarlane wrote:
> Team:
> I'm way out of my league here, so if anyone with some graphics skills would
> like to help, I'd really appreciate it.
> I use the gimp to do basic manipulations on jpeg and photoshop files to produce
> basic graphics for a website.
> I've been given copies of the most recent "original art" at a set of .ai
> files (Adobe Illustrator).  My gimp didn't know how to read them natively.
>  Is there a plug-in?  An alternative package?  Even if I just crop, scale,
> and convert to .jpeg or .gif I'll be fine . . .
> Secondly, I have a .jpeg of a logo that's on a white background.  I need
> to make the background transparent.  Any idea how?
hello, im not sure about the illustrator stuff [think there would be
problems with compatability with gimp as illustrator is essentially a
vector image generator and gimp a raster based image
editor/gen/whatever.  guesscthere are various raster2vector and vice versa thingies]

anyway... in gimp, to remove the white background, you want to make sure
the image has an alpha layer [right click on image, layers->add alpha
layer] then use the 'select contiguous regions' tool [looks like a magic
wand in the tool box] to select the background. Once the background is
selected simply do ctrl-k to clear [assuming you havent messed around
with they kbd-shorts.

hope that helsp!


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