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how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...

Jan 24, 2011, 22:26
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how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...
using the lasso tool i selected an area of 1 image but i want that area that is selected to be 50% opaque in the other image i'm copying it to... how do i do this?? there is no opacity slider for the lasso tool... if i switch to other tools that have a opacity tool (such as rotate tool) it remains 100% opaque no matter where i adjust the bar... what do i do??
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Jan 24, 2011, 22:41 (This post was last modified: Jan 24, 2011 22:41 by ofnuts.)
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RE: how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...
If you Edit/copy it, you can make a new layer from it, using either:
- Edit/paste as new layer,
- Plain Edit/paste (ctrrl-V) (this creates a "floating selection") followed by "create new layer" (pasted stuff assigned to layer)

You can then ajust the transparency of the new layer to your heart's content

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Jan 24, 2011, 23:52
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RE: how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...
(Jan 24, 2011 22:41)ofnuts Wrote:  If you Edit/copy it, you can make a new layer from it, using either:
- Edit/paste as new layer,
- Plain Edit/paste (ctrrl-V) (this creates a "floating selection") followed by "create new layer" (pasted stuff assigned to layer)

You can then ajust the transparency of the new layer to your heart's content

ok this ain't working... here is images of my steps... what am i doing wrong... as you see in step 5 it is still 100% opaque even though it is set to 18.7


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Jan 25, 2011, 00:16
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RE: how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...
(Jan 24, 2011 23:52)justinrpg Wrote:  
(Jan 24, 2011 22:41)ofnuts Wrote:  If you Edit/copy it, you can make a new layer from it, using either:
- Edit/paste as new layer,
- Plain Edit/paste (ctrrl-V) (this creates a "floating selection") followed by "create new layer" (pasted stuff assigned to layer)

You can then ajust the transparency of the new layer to your heart's content

ok this ain't working... here is images of my steps... what am i doing wrong... as you see in step 5 it is still 100% opaque even though it is set to 18.7
What you see in your last step is not a permanent transparency for the layer, but a transparency used when scaling the layer (you often need to see through a layer to adjust its size/position). The transparency I'm talking about is in the Layers dialog (Ctrl-L):

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Jan 25, 2011, 00:35
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RE: how do i adjust opacity of a selected area...
what version do you have... mine doesn't have a layer dialog or i can't find it... i'll keep looking... but i already tried everything in the menu bar
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Jan 25, 2011, 00:41
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ok i found it... it was hiding on me... had to play a little hide and seek...
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Jan 25, 2011, 01:05
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(Jan 25, 2011 00:41)justinrpg Wrote:  ok i found it... it was hiding on me... had to play a little hide and seek...
Good... but as I said Ctrl-L should make it appear... no need to hunt for it.

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