As a follow up to last week’s tutorial on creating image masks, I wanted to show you a super fast tutorial inspired by a reader comment (hi, Jackie!). Jackie specifically asked how to reduce the opacity of an object in Photoshop — which basically means that it’s slightly transparent, and you can see through it. It’s another fab technique you can use on its own (or even combine it with clipping masks) to create great graphics for your blog!
In the example above, which is one of the easiest and most common, you can see that the white rectangle has a slight reduction in the opacity, so that it’s not a completely solid white box. This allows us to see the chairs in the image behind it. Let’s take a look at how to do this.
Open up the image you would like to use in Photoshop. In this first example, we’ll use our chair image again. Size the image to your blog body column, or whatever the project at hand requires. Read more »