[mythtv-theming] How would I create a vignette effect with fanart?

David Asher asherml at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 14:29:53 UTC 2009

On Sep 24, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:

>> I guess I also don't understand image transparency.  In my head  
>> black is a
>> color, transparent is an alpha level.  I guess my real question is:  
>> what
>> attribute in the mask image implies 50% transparency?  A 50% gray  
>> pixel?
>> Something else?  Does the wiki mean opaque is visible?
> 50% opacity = a black pixel at 50% transparency (which will appear
> gray, but is not gray)

Ah, that makes MUCH more sense.  Thanks for answering the beginner  
question.  I've done lots of programming, but due to lack of artistic  
skill I've never done anything resembling graphic art.

Your pointer to the Inkscape tutorials made me want to give it a try.

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