How do I use transparent backgrounds?

Modified on Fri, 07 Jun 2024 at 10:21 AM

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Timer Backgrounds: Transparent vs. Solid

Setting the background to transparent allows your email's background to show through the timer design.  Below is a side-by-side comparison of transparent versus solid.

Timer with Transparent Background
Timer with Solid Background

Where do I find the option for selecting a transparent background?

During the process of creating a new timer, you can set the background option to transparent.

What is a matte color?

Upon selecting transparent, you'll notice that you have the option to select a matte color.  In order for the edges of the timer to seamlessly blend-in with your email, you need to select a matte color which matches your email's background.  Matte colors are applied to the tiny, semi-transparent pixels which trace the outer edges of the image’s shape.  Selecting an appropriate matte color will help maintain a great appearance for your transparent timer.

Examples of different matte colors on an email with a green background:

Matte color: Green
Result: “DAYS” has clean edges.
Matte color: Yellow
Result: “DAYS” has uneven edges.

We hope that the transparent backgrounds help you integrate your timers more seamlessly than ever!

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