Re: transparent layer question
- From: Tony Cooper <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:58:31 GMT
On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:12:24 GMT, tacit <tacitr@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>In article <d6dsl1l6udsnguu0sho6gt30l63s4v5vpq@xxxxxxx>,
> Tony Cooper <tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I don't understand your comments about the paint bucket, though.
>> I experimented with some new, blank, layers filling them with both
>> techniques. I can't see a difference.
>On a blank layer, you won't see a difference. It's only on a layer that
>is not blank that you see a difference.
Oh, OK. I'd specified creating a new, blank, layer to use, so the
comment confused me.
>I discourage using the Paint Bucket tool as a "fill" tool for two
>1. It's slower and more clumsy than hitting Alt-Backspace; and
Well....debatable. If the tool bar is open, it's six of one and half
a dozen of the other.
>2. People do not understand it or what it's intended to be used for, and
>as a result end up building bad habits and end up surprised when it does
>not do what the expect it to.
>The confusion comes from the fact that in most graphics programs, the
>Paint Bucket tool is the general-purpose fill tool; it fills an area
>with color regardless of the contents of that area. As a result, people
>come to Photoshop believing that the Paint Bucket does the same thing,
>and are surprised and often confused when it does not.
I haven't used any other programs for this purpose, so I never had the
opportunity to acquire bad habits like this.
I have CorelDraw9 (and use it for certain things), but I've never used
Corel Photo-Paint because I've never seen the need. I never did
bother with PSP. I suppose it's a good thing to try different
programs just in case they offer something advantageous, but the
comfortable, familiar, way is quicker.
>If you develop good habits from the beginning, understanding the way
>each tool functions and the types of tasks it is best suited for, you
>use Photoshop much more effectively.
Ever have a situation where a particular tool just never works right
for you? I can never seem to get the Sponge>Desaturate tool to do
what I want. I often photograph sterling silver spoons on a red
background, and the red is reflected in the bowls. I try to suck the
red out, but it never works right.
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