making white parts invisible...

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    making white parts invisible...

    so i started a painting in photoshop, i have three layers, a background which is currently white and blank, a second layer which is my ground sketch and the top layer which is all color. My issue is that now that i have the top layer colored i want to add in a background. But only places where i have eraced mistakes show through to the background and i dont know how to make the rest of the "white" areas invisible or see through so that the background shows up... can anyone help with this? im sure its some simple layer option. (i also plan on deleting the sketch layer as i no longer need an outline).

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Atlanta,GA,USA
    Posts
    871
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 39 Times in 26 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Like you said, just erase the rest of the white areas where you want the background layer to show through.

    My Sketchbook
    My Website
    Atlanta Sketchgroup
    "Why should I believe you? You're Hitler!"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    damn and i thought there was an easier way thanx a lot man, ill get right on that.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,540
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 271 Times in 199 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ronin-tiger View Post
    damn and i thought there was an easier way thanx a lot man, ill get right on that.
    It shouldn't be difficult using the magic wand tool.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    On the summit of a mountain in Oregon... Really
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Multiply mode also makes 100% white 100% transparent, and 50% gray becomes 50% transparent, etc.

    It's real handy, I use it all the time.

    I take the road less traveled... Where the hell am I?!
    www.atsuiai.deviantart.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook