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How to make part of a layer transparent in Photoshop

Photoshop Tip: How To Make Part Of A Layer Transparent

Photoshop Tip: How To Make Part Of A Layer Transparent Usually when you change the opacity of a layer in Photoshop using the Opacity slider at the top of the Layers panel, the WHOLE layer changes to that opacity. There may be times though, when you want only a small part of one layer to …

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How to use the Sponge Tool to add and remove colour in Photoshop

*Updated in November 2016 to reflect changes in Photoshop CC interface. The Sponge tool works in the same way in previous versions of Photoshop too.* The Sponge Tool is one of Photoshop’s image retouching tools. It lets you increase the intensity of a colour (saturation) or decrease the amount of colour (desaturate) until it starts …

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A quick guide to Guides, Grids and Rulers in Photoshop

*Updated November 2016* One of the easiest ways to improve your designs, whether they are for print or screen, is to align visual elements. Photoshop provides us with a set of tools that make it simple to place components in the right spots. These tools are the guides, grids and rulers. Guides and grids don’t …

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Eyedropper Photoshop

How to pick a colour outside of Photoshop using the Eyedropper tool

The Eyedropper tool in Photoshop samples color to designate a new foreground or background color. You can sample from the active image which you have open in Photoshop or from any other part of the interface. But did you know that you can sample a colour outside the Photoshop application interface? Well my friends, you …

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