This week's lesson from LVS Online was working with masks, creating masks, and saving in a transparency file format for Word and Excel. The transparency format worked in both Word and Excel, but Blogger would not import a true transparency.
The above two masks look more like a frame or matting.
This transparency is more of a matting.
If used in Word or Excel with a colored background, the outer edges are transparent. But again, Blogger would not accept a true transparent file, although, perhaps, you can get the idea.
I'm ready and waiting for Week 6, the last in a 6 week course.
Until next time, God bless.