How do you make layers transparent in Photoshop 4?

King Cobra

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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?
 

Ensign Paris

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

Ensign
 

King Cobra

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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)?
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
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).
 

Choppaface

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