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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Background to layer in Photoshop!

This is a pro tip about Photoshop CS3. If you want to add transparency to a photo in Photoshop, you need to get rid of the background and transform it into a layer. You can quickly do so by holding down "Option" and double-clicking on the "Background" title.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This also works for Photoshop 7 on OS X.

June 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger mr.gone said...

Another tip: if you want to add a layer, normally you click the 'add a new layer' button, but if you Cmd+click this button, it'll add a new layer BENEATH the current layer instead of above it.

June 5, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger [LaLa] Lauren said...

This is how Photoshop has always done that. As a designer I honestly cringe at tips like this..

June 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger mr.gone said...

Maybe some people out there are novices who also use photoshop for fun. I'm a graphic designer and I'd never claim to know everything that Photoshop has to offer. Get off your high horse and just accept that some people - like the host of this blog - like to impart information.

June 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger shawnhood said...

And to think that all these years I've been duplicating the background layer, and then deleting the original background layer.

June 13, 2008 at 8:43 AM  

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