Locking transparency


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Locking transparency

Every once in a while you may want to preserve or lock the transparency of a given layer. So let's say that I wanted to silhouette this Grass layer here. So I've got the Grass as a separate layer on top here, just painted that with one of the default brushes here in the Brushes panel. There is a Grass Brush here. And so I just created that on an empty layer here. Now if I go back and get my Brush tool and it's set to default black and white now, if I start painting on this layer, you are seeing that I'm painting anywhere on the layer that it lets me, because nothing is protected. I'm going to undo that. Instead, if I just wanted to paint the black paint to turn this grass into a silhouette, let's say without any color, just have it be so it will black.

Then you would lock the transparency of that layer. To do that, you hit the forward slash key. I don't know if you can see this here, but there is a little Lock icon now on the layer and this has been lit ...

Locking transparency
Video duration: 1m 24s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Locking transparency provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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