by Julieanne Kost

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Created

January 10, 2013

I’m reposting this video (Creating Transparent Logos for Watermarks and Overlays in Photoshop), because it’s still one of the most popular questions that I receive at events.  Although the video covers the topic in detail, in a nutshell, the technique is to use the Fill slider on the Layers panel to hide the content on the layer while maintaining the applied layer styles.

Shape Layer with Fill slider set to 1000% in the Layers panel.

Shape Layer with Fill slider set to 100% in the Layers panel.

Shape Layer with Fill slider set to 0% in the Layers panel.

Shape Layer with Fill slider set to 0% in the Layers panel.

 

COMMENTS

  • By Stephen Whalley - 12:52 AM on January 11, 2013  

    Hi Julieanne

    When I click on the link to go to the video I can see the page fine but the part of the page where the video should be is just a black rectangle. No buttons to press to play the video or anything. I have Adobe Air & Flash installed and can watch youtube videos fine any ideas why I cant see the videos on Adobe Tv?

    Thanks

    Steve

  • By Yves - 3:19 AM on January 13, 2013  

    Hello, great tut but in CS6 the shape tool bar don’t ave a style icon ! And is not possible to save a shape with te style ! Is that a different technique to save a shape with is style ?

    Thank you to consider my question.

    Yves

    • By Julieanne Kost - 5:31 PM on January 15, 2013  

      Instead, can you try applying the style using the style panel.

  • By Yves - 2:08 PM on January 17, 2013  

    Yes I can.
    I am trying to save the shape after selection of the group, no success ! I’m working with CS6 13.1 French language.
    The tool bar is very different in this version. the same operations
    Can you try the same operation on the last version of PS CS6 ?
    Best regard
    Yves

  • By Yves - 1:37 AM on January 20, 2013  

    I ave convert the logo layer in a smart object and save it is a .PSB file and after I drag an drop the logo in the new file ! I put this in a action script ! It’s not “comfortable” or “elegant” solution !
    Yves