Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Use filters with layers

Posted on 1998-03-14
8
262 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
How do I use filters on a picture when I draw in layer 1 .... the filters function just dissappear... Is there any transparecy that I havn't noticed...?

0
Comment
Question by:radars
8 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 10 total points
ID: 1115364
select all in that layer and the filters should reappear. also make sure youre not trying to filter the "background" layer.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Tobi
ID: 1115365
Perhaps you are in the wrong color mode. For Filters, you should use RGB.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 1115366
perhaps ya should whip out yer trusty manual or try adobe tech...that would be my first step
0
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Expert Comment

by:Warin
ID: 1115367
make sure You don't work in another layer . I think you should hide another layer that you don't work. and In some mode you can't use some filter I suggest to use mode RGB to work.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:vladimir_
ID: 1115368
Make sure that 'Preserve transparency' checkbox in layer window is unchecked
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:TeRReF
ID: 1115369
Just make a copy of your background layer (that's what we're talking about isn't it ?) and remove the original. You'll see that in the copy everything is possible again....
0
 

Expert Comment

by:briju
ID: 1115370
hi radar,
first of all u need to change the mode to RGB and then, on the layer menu which is small box on the side, choose the layer u want to work,it should be highlighted in blue.
No go ahead and apply the filter, it should work.
its as simple as that.

0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:gete
ID: 1115371
It seems that you tried to apply a filter as soon as you'd created the Layer 1. The default background is usually transparent. To see the transparance just 'uncheck' the eye in other layer(s) (background). I suggest before you apply any filter in a layer beside background, make a selection to area you want to filter, fill (bucket) it with a neutral color (black or white), then you can apply you filter.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Choosing color palettes 1 115
Photoshop CS5 actions file name 3 145
Adobe Indesign CS6 4 131
Live mode in DW, need to creae Session 4 107
In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
This video demonstrates how to use each tool, their shortcuts, where and when to use them, and how to use the keyboard to improve workflow.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a Photoshop action to apply adjustments and effects to multiple images. Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Open the Actions window by going to Window > Actions: Start a new action by selecting th…

838 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question