[pstricks] Transparency not working here.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Oct 28 01:13:13 CEST 2007

I have been away from pstricks for a while. I tried to get the transparency to 
work but obviously I am doing something wrong, or else don't have all the 
components. First I downloaded the new pstricks.tex 1.16b as cited in HVs 
recent posts. Then I tried my test file (below) it in both tex and pdftex. 
Here is my code, cribbed from HV of course:

\pdfoutput 0
\input pstricks.tex
\vskip 3in
% \end{pspicture}

The cyan circle is slightly transparent but has strange bands across it.  The 
other colors show no transparency at all.  This is when viewed in xpdf and 

In acrobat Reader 8 there is no transparency at all.

I used dvips and then ps2pdf to get to a pdf file. My dvips is  
version 5.96. 
Do I need something else?
John Culleton

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