Jump to content

FP Template with Transparency


Recommended Posts

I have a template with a variable image in the background with a smaller graphic frame filled with white at 95% transparency (see file attached). I have tried the following with no success:


Filling the window with white changing the percentage to 95%

Creating an EPS / PDF out of Illustrator of white at 95% transparency and placing as an image

Creating a grayscale image out of Photoshop with 95% opacity and placing as an image.


Is there a way to make this work?




Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was able to do what you're describing by:

1. Creating a Photoshop file with the background set to white.

2. Converting the "Background" layer to a standard layer and setting the opacity to 95%. (You should see the checkered background showing through the layer).

3. Save the file as a Photoshop PDF with "layers" checked

4. Output a PDF with "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities" checked.

5. Creating a graphic rule in FP to return the PDF I created:

return CreateResource('/path/to/white.pdf', 'graphic');

6. Create a graphic frame and assign the rule created in step 5 to it.

7. Set the scaling of the graphic frame to "fill."


I should mention that I'm running FP8 rather than FP9 but I don't see why that wouldn't work for you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...