Photoshop gives you the ability to create images with transparency (layers, portions, or transparent backgrounds) with the various appropriate options, ranging from opacimeter to background controls that appear when you create a background. new document. Additionally, you can use the selection tools and the eraser to make only certain parts of your image transparent. People usually add transparency to images in Photoshop when printing on textured pattern paper or adding an image to a textured background on a website, as the texture is visible through the transparent parts. With a little practice, you will quickly add transparency to images in Photoshop.
Method 1 of 4: Create a transparent background
Step 1. Click File → New
Go to menu File at the top of the window and select New. This action will bring up a new window in which you can define the properties of your new Photoshop document.
Step 2. Select Transparent
In the window that appears, you will see a section Background content where you can choose the option Transparent. This section is located at the bottom of the new document settings window.
Step 3. Click OK
Then press OK.
Step 4. Check the layers
Look in the panel Layers (this should be open by default) on the right side of the window. The background layer will look like a grid window in white and gray (showing that it is transparent).
Method 2 of 4: Make layers transparent
Step 1. Select the layer
Click on the layer you want to make transparent in the panel Layers.
Step 2. Select the opacity
Click on the number box that appears next to the option Opacity which is at the top in the section Layers. The opacity is set to 100% by default.
Step 3. Decrease the opacity
Move the opacimeter slider to change the opacity of a layer. If you want a layer to become completely transparent, you should set the opacity to 0%.
Method 3 of 4: Create transparent selections
Step 1. Select a layer
Click on a layer that is not transparent, but make sure that the others (including the one in the background) that are below the one you have selected are transparent.
Step 2. Select the part to modify
Create your selection using one of the appropriate tools.
Step 3. Copy the selection
To do this, right click in the selection and choose Layer by Copy.
Step 4. Remove the selection
Press the delete key to do this. You should now see a hole in the image.
Step 5. Create a new layer
Paste the selection you copied into a new layer.
Step 6. Decrease the opacity
The part that is in the selection you made will become transparent.
Method 4 of 4: Make transparent designs
Step 1. Create or select a layer
Click on a layer (its opacity should be 0% and it should preferably be 100% opaque). All underlying layers must be transparent.
Step 2. Click on the Eraser Tool
Select this feature from the toolbar.
Step 3. Change the settings
Choose the shape and size of the eraser using the options bar that appear at the top of the window when you select on the tool.
Step 4. Make a drawing with the Eraser Tool
Usually, when you do this, you remove the parts you are rubbing the eraser over, making the transparent layers appear below.