The Fill Opacity Eight Photoshop CS6


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The Fill Opacity Eight

In this movie, I'll introduce you to what I call the Fill Opacity eight, which are eight blend modes that respond better to an adjustment to the Fill value than they do to an adjustment to the Opacity value. And I'm here to tell you, I have no idea why things work this way; I just know that they do work this way. So just by way of a refresher, the main purpose of Fill Opacity is to reduce the Opacity of a layer independently of its layer effects. So here I'm looking at an example from Chapter 16 of the Intermediate course, and notice that I have some effects assigned to the shire layer.

I'll go ahead and turn them on; I've got an Inner Shadow and a Drop Shadow at work. Now, if I decide I want to reduce the darkness inside the letters, then I could press, for example, the 2 key in order to reduce the Opacity value, but that ends up reducing the Opacity of the layer effects as well. I don't want that, so I'll press the zero key to reinstate 100% Opacit...

The Fill Opacity Eight
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The Fill Opacity Eight provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Photoshop Camera Raw
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