Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting layer transparency, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
The final piece of the layers puzzle is opacity or transparency, and in this movie, I am going…to be showing you how to adjust the transparency or opacity value of your layers.…Now, you may be wondering, what's the difference between opacity and transparency?…Well, essentially nothing.…Opacity refers to how opaque the object is,…transparency refers to how transparent the object is, and vice versa.…So basically it's, how much can you see through the object that you're currently working on?…So, right now this object is set to a 100% Opacity, or 0% transparency. There is no transparency…happening on this particular object that I'm working on, because you can't see through it.…
No,w it's obviously transparent around the edges, because I can see behind it, but I can't…actually see through it.…So what I want to do is change the opacity of this in order to make it sort of semi-transparent.…In order to do that, I'm going to come here, and as you can see, I can just take this little…arrow down, and change the Opacity. As I do that, you should see that the layer becomes semi-transparent.…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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