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Old 08-04-07, 09:24 AM   #1
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Whenever I cut and paste onto a new layer it always ends up that the top layer is transparent. I can't figure out how to change this. Idears?

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Old 08-04-07, 09:30 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure....I don't get too fancy in photoshop, but I see an "opacity" setting over on that layer control (bottom, right side).
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Old 08-04-07, 09:32 AM   #3
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I don't know for sure....I don't get too fancy in photoshop, but I see an "opacity" setting over on that layer control (bottom, right side).
Yeah, but even on 100% it is still transparent.
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It's possible that the image you are copying is transparent already, is it a GIF?
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Old 08-04-07, 10:14 AM   #5
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Merge it down into the layer below and just make it disappear?
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It's possible that the image you are copying is transparent already, is it a GIF?

You can see the image in the screen shot. It is not a gif and not transparent.
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Are you trying to creat a Smilie with Elmo's body and a gun with this?

If so, then try a select area the size of the smilie and cut the inside of the circle so there is a white background to paste into, removing the tendency for the image to show through the top layer behind it.

Merge the layer and use the Free select, then cut the selected area (in this case, the smilie you just pasted in and merged down.), then recopy the smilie from the first image and paste it into the blank area.
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Here is a pic with 100 % opacity on the layer and it is merged down.

This happens after I copy and paste a new layer onto something. I am missing something but can't figure what.

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From what I see in your last post, it looks like you are feathering the edge when you copy/paste. Feathering blends the edges of the two images. Zero pixel feathering produces a hard edge whereas 250 produces a gradual transition depending on how many pixels are in your image.

Check the feathering value and change it to zero if you want a hard edge.

To define a feathered edge for a selection tool:

Select any of the lasso or marquee tools.
Enter a Feather value in the options bar. This value defines the width of the feathered edge and can range from 0 to 250 pixels.

To define a feathered edge for an existing selection:

Choose Select > Feather.
Enter a value for the Feather Radius, and click OK.
Note: A small selection made with a large feather radius may be so faint that its edges are invisible and thus not selectable. If a message appears stating "No pixels are more than 50% selected," either decrease the feather radius or increase the selection's size. Or click OK to accept the mask at its current setting and create a selection in which you cannot see the edges.

Hope this helps...
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From what I see in your last post, it looks like you are feathering the edge when you copy/paste. Feathering blends the edges of the two images. Zero pixel feathering produces a hard edge whereas 250 produces a gradual transition depending on how many pixels are in your image.

Check the feathering value and change it to zero if you want a hard edge.

To define a feathered edge for a selection tool:

Select any of the lasso or marquee tools.
Enter a Feather value in the options bar. This value defines the width of the feathered edge and can range from 0 to 250 pixels.

To define a feathered edge for an existing selection:

Choose Select > Feather.
Enter a value for the Feather Radius, and click OK.
Note: A small selection made with a large feather radius may be so faint that its edges are invisible and thus not selectable. If a message appears stating "No pixels are more than 50% selected," either decrease the feather radius or increase the selection's size. Or click OK to accept the mask at its current setting and create a selection in which you cannot see the edges.

Hope this helps...

I think you nailed it. I am not on my PS computer right now, but i get that error message all the time, so think you are right. I will try when i get on the right computer.
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