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Martin Pitchard
can't fade to transparency
on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:37:49 pm

Pretty new to Photoshop - using CS6 - and can't solve what must be a pretty basic opearion.

I want to fade images to trasparency from left to right, right to left, etc.

I've followed tutorials using the gradient tool but it always fades to a black or white background - I want a transparent background.

Here are some screenshots of my workspace:





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Martin Pitchard
Re: can't fade to transparency
on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:42:55 am

Anyone...?


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Darby Edelen
Re: can't fade to transparency
on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:10:46 pm

What you've done in the image you posted is blended a white gradient with transparency into your image. If you look at the layer thumbnail in your layers panel you may notice that the one on the left (the color data for the layer) now has a white gradient overlaid on it while the thumbnail to the right (the mask for the layer) is still all white.

What you'll want to do is select the layer mask thumbnail and then use the gradient tool with a black to white gradient (no transparency). Your image will become transparent where the gradient is black and remain opaque where it is white.

Darby Edelen


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Martin Pitchard
Re: can't fade to transparency
on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:20:20 pm

That worked!

Thanks Darby.


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