Opacity vs. Fill Opacity


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Opacity vs. Fill Opacity

One of the most common questions I get even from very experienced Photoshop folks is what the world is the difference between this opacity value right here and the fill opacity value? Because when you're first starting off it seems like the two values do exactly the same thing. Well let me show you the difference inside of the big layer style dialog box and I'm going to do that by double clicking on the statue layer thumbnail right here. Double clicking on that little head inside the layers palette that brings up this big layer style dialog box and you see there is the blend mode.

There's the opacity value, and there's the fill opacity, the item that goes simply by fill inside the layers palette. All right. So with the preview check box on I'll reduce the opacity value to 50%, we saw this in a previous exercise. We get a 50-50 mix of head and background sky. All right. So just kind of make a mental note of that. I'll go ahead and increase the opacity value to 1...

Opacity vs. Fill Opacity
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Opacity vs. Fill Opacity provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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