Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video The misunderstood Layer Fill command in Photoshop, part of Photo Tools Weekly (2015).
- Hi, this is Jan Kabili with Photo Tools Weekly.…This week, I have a quick tip for you…about Photoshop's Fill control…here at the top of the Layers panel.…The Fill control has been in Photoshop for a long time.…I think it's still sometimes misunderstood,…so let's clear up what the Fill control does,…and how it differs from the Opacity control…above it in the Layers panel.…To show you that, I have this simple design…with two Layers.…On the top Layer, I have a key surrounded…by transparent pixels,…and I added a faint Outer Glow around it,…which you can see here.…
You'll see it better when I turn the background…Layer back on.…Now, you probably know what's going to happen…when I select the key Layer…and drag the Opacity slider to the left.…As I do that, everything on the key Layer…becomes more and more transparent…until it disappears when Opacity is at zero.…I'll take Opacity back all the way over to the right,…so we can see that the Fill slider works differently.…If I drag the Fill slider over to the left,…the key starts disappearing from view,…
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