Note, however, that this will never work on the background layer. Personally I would prefer that the image always opens with the background layer selected. This is the long box on the right of your screen labeled layers. The message here is similar to those generated when working with ordinary locked Photoshop layers. Doing this requires double clicking on the background layer, which brings up the New Layer dialogue box. I'll grab the Move Tool from the Tools panel, then I'll click on the photo and drag it into position inside the frame, nudging it a little to the left.
I prefer to save mine for the web. Not the answer you're looking for? Aug 6, 2009 I want the bottom layer to be the background layer, but I can't figure out how to convert it. Nov 25, 2013 Windows 8 64bit - Ps C i have an image from a client and it's just one Layer but it's locked and i would like to be able to unlock it and also to add a new layer above it which i am also unable to do. Step 2: Make sure that the Layers panel is visible by clicking Windows at the top of the screen and checking for the check mark to the left of the Layers option. In fact, a background layer won't support transparency because, well, it is the background, above which, all of the other layers sit. But the background is feathered. This method copies only pixels, excluding layer properties such as blending mode.
There is something different on my background layer. We will also touch on some other transparency based techniques so you can say you know it all. I wondered if that is what caused it. I opened a tiff file a logo I want to use as the basis for a new image but I can't unlock the background layer so I can copy, manipulate or add to it. You cannot change the stacking order of a background layer, its blending mode, or its opacity. If you want to rename the background layer, type a name for it, otherwise just click Ok and the background layer will be converted to Layer 0. This layer will function as an ordinary Photoshop layer, whilst leaving the Background layer untouched.
I tried creating a new image but when File New dialog box opens the option to use transparent in the Background Contents dropdown is grayed out, too. When a line appears across the eye icon, the layer is not visible. Everything on the Layers drop-down menu is grayed out, as are the word Lock: and the symbols following it in the Layers window. I'm hoping to ungroup it all but I've tried to do that and I am not able to choose ungroup or unlock because it won't let you. Earlier I was working on letters and making them look steel like and I think that thumbnail came up and now it is up all the time. You should see marching ants around your selection. How do I change it back to the default? Shouldn't this be a choice someone makes instead of a default? What you can gather from this is you can only fill a selection on the background layer with a background color.
It seems sometimes it's one or the other, and I don't know the logic. This also follows an unwritten rule: Don't ever work on an original. Anyway, I recently had someone design a logo and I wanted to edit a few things on it. If you would prefer that the new images you create in Photoshop have transparent backgrounds instead of white ones, you can to learn how to do so. If we look again in the Layers panel, we see a small lock icon on the far right of the Background layer, letting us know that sure enough, this layer is locked in place and we can't move it.
But since the Background layer must always remain the bottom layer in the document, there will never be any layers below it, which makes the Blend Mode option rather useless. Unlocking a background layer in Photoshop is not possible in the conventional sense, as the padlock tool-bar will be grayed out in the layers palette. Normally it would be best to cut the object out. We'll come back to it shortly. Normally, to move the contents of a layer, we grab the Move Tool from the top of the Tools panel: Selecting the Move Tool from the Tools panel. That's how I am able to keep the original jpeg file.
Then, at the end of the tutorial, we'll learn an easy way to get around every single one of them. Mar 9, 2008 In Photoshop 7 how do you unlock the background layer? Now when I select a portion of an image and hit Delete, it brings up the Fill dialogue. Here's an image of a photo frame that I've just opened in Photoshop. In order for my second photo to appear inside the frame, I need to rearrange the order of the layers in the Layers panel so that the frame appears above the photo. Jul 9, 2012 Here's my problem: I get eps files that i have to post to a website. Smart Objects can also contain smart filter effects, which allow you to apply filters non-destructively to images so that you can later tweak or remove the filter effect. Browse other questions tagged or.
The bottom most Layer can be a background layer is it possible to flatten just this layer to make is a background layer as this may make the file size smaller. Then I open an image file. Oct 9, 2008 I'm trying to blend the background of one layer into the background layer. Step 2: Make sure that the Layers panel is visible by clicking Windows at the top of the screen and checking for the check mark to the left of the Layers option. I tried this a few weeks ago, changed it onto a transparent layer. But you can still make selections.