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How do you make layers transparent in Photoshop 4?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by King Cobra, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. macrumors 603

    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    #2
    I think PShop 4 you can set the transparancy in the Layers panel (Opacity) but I haven't used it for a while :)

    Ensign
     
  3. macrumors 603

    #3
    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)?
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    Hemingray

    #4
    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).
     
  5. macrumors 603

    #5
    That's cool guys.

    I just needed the help for my new avatar. :cool:
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    #6
    you can also use maskes, which is sometimes better than the eraser tools if you want to save whatever else is on the layer
     

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