Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How to create partial transparency?

Posted on 2011-09-09
3
Medium Priority
?
309 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have two layers.  The top layer contains a straight line that passes over the bottom layer image.  The line is much longer than the bottom image so only the middle of the line covers the bottom image.  I'd like this part of the line to be partially transparent so you can see the bottom image.

If I highlight this section of the line and change the opacity, it changes for all of the line.  How do I focus opacity changes to only this section of the line?
0
Comment
Question by:brettr
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
raremind earned 2000 total points
ID: 36513801
Split the layer with the line into another layer and use transparency on that. Effectively you will create a copy of the layer. On the original erase the part you want transparent on the copy lower the transparency.
0
 

Author Comment

by:brettr
ID: 36513916
Yep - that is exactly what I did before you posted.  Glad to know I went down the right road.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:raremind
ID: 36513982
You did but just so you know this is just the simplest method. There are multiple other direction you could take with much cleaner result especially if you have a larger multi-layered  work. But never the less I'm glad you got it :)
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

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

HOW TO CREATE A WEB 2.0 IMAGE WITH A REFLECTION I would like to start by saying I know Web 2.0 isn't a style. It is actually the practice of information sharing or  collaboration on the Web. It is also associated with the technology that is used …
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to correct colors in Photoshop using the Color Balance adjustment Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Select "OK" on the dialogue: The Color Balance adjustment works b…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to remove an unwanted object using Photoshop’s feature known as content-aware fill.

971 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