Posts tagged "Transparency"

October 11, 2013

Making a Mask From Transparency in a Layer

To create a mask on a layer based on the transparency of another layer, in the Layers panel, select the layer that you want the mask to be added to. Then, drag the layer that you want to become the contents for the mask to the Add Mask Icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. Important: don’t click and release the mouse on the layer that you want to become the contents of the mask – clicking will select the layer, you need to drag that layer instead.

With the tree layer selected, drag the leaves layer to the mask icon.

With the tree layer selected, drag the leaves layer to the mask icon.

The transparency of the leaves layer defines the new mask.

The transparency of the leaves layer defines the new mask.

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June 4, 2010

Create Layer Mask from Transparency

In order to automatically convert the transparent areas of a layer into a mask, select Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency.

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December 11, 2009

Fill Content with History

Option-Delete (Mac) / Alt-Backspace (Win) + Shift will fill with the currently selected history state and preserve transparency (so that only those pixels that have information in them are filled).

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October 15, 2009

Locking Layer Transparency

When on a layer, tap the “/” key to toggle the Lock (Transparency, Pixels, Position, or All) option on and off.

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