View Full Version : How do you make layers transparent in Photoshop 4?
Aug 4, 2002, 10:51 AM
I know in Photoshop 6 you use the magic eraser, but I do not have PS 6 with me. I just have an old copy of PS 4 on my iMac.
And I don't think driving 500 miles to bring the update to Photoshop back from NJ is on my list of things [for my parents] to do.
So, how do you make them transparent?
Aug 4, 2002, 11:26 AM
I think PShop 4 you can set the transparancy in the Layers panel (Opacity) but I haven't used it for a while :)
Aug 4, 2002, 11:46 AM
Yeah, that was it. I tried doing all sorts of wierd :eek: such as fade steps with the paintbrush/pencil, but it didn't work. For some reason I tried the Opacity function yesterday and it looked wierd.
But it works. I'm just so used to the magic eraser with PS6. Is there a way you can make certain parts of layers transparent (just as with the M. Eraser in PS6)?
Aug 4, 2002, 12:25 PM
Sure, just use the regular eraser tool in airbrush mode with an opacity of less than 10% and there you go. (assuming you have a background or other layer under that, of course).
Aug 4, 2002, 01:16 PM
That's cool guys.
I just needed the help for my new avatar. :cool:
Aug 5, 2002, 12:17 AM
you can also use maskes, which is sometimes better than the eraser tools if you want to save whatever else is on the layer