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This can be accomplished using layered mask
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If ehabtutor is now offline I need another Expert. My problem has not been solved.
I went to your second link again and tried the steps it describes. When I tried to copy the image so I could put it in the new layer the "copy" line was grayed out....meaning it was not operational. How do I copy the image under these circumstances?
Still facing difficulties.
I opened my page document that has the flyer's text on it, and it looks weird. It has a black background and the text is illegible. Furthermore, just before it opened a little box also opened that gave its dimensions as 160 pixels wide and 128 pixels high....and it's formatted on a regular 8.5 x 11 page. Any ideas?
Here's my original question: "I want to use a photo as a faded background on a flyer. I'm using a mac, and photoshop CS4." The flyer has the text. I want a faded photo as background.
I didn't realize I'd have to re-type all the text of the flyer. But I'll do that.
I'll respond as soon as I can get something to work. So far I still need to type all the text onto the faded photo. If I can type at least some of it I will respond.
Yes, I saw your response regarding copying and pasting the text rather than typing it all again. I still haven't figured out how to lighten my image.
I need more detail. I have a layer mask but I don't know now what to do with it.
if you just want to adjust the transperancy you can click on the layer with the image and at the top right you will find a small slider with the word opacity.
you can check this picture for reference: Image
let me know if this accomplishes what you want.