Adobe Photoshop 7.0: Image Transparency with Gradients
|This page demonstrates one way to create a gradient which fades an image to transparency using Adobe Photoshop. This technique can be used to fade an image into the background color or another image, text, etc.|
Create a photoshop file with two layers - one blank and the other containing the image to be made transparent. Select the image's layer.
Click the Add layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
A layer mask is created in the image layer.
Select the gradient tool and apply a gradient to the image layer by dragging the mouse from where you want the gradient to start to where you want it to finish..
In the example below, a gradient is applied to the photo from right to left.
|(1) The original image.||(2) With the gradient applied, you can see the checkered pattern which indicates the blank layer.|
|(3) To fade the photo to white, fill the blank layer with solid white.||(4) To fade the photo into another image, place the second image in a layer below the photo.|
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