Q&A: How Can I Make A Fading Image?

Discussion in 'How to: Q&A' started by motherbadbone, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Let me see if I can explain this clearly. I want to fade an image from top to bottom, for example I have a photo of a man and want to fade the image gradually from top to bottom, the top of the photo being full opacity fading into the background as I reach his feet. Am I making sense? I'm using Photoshop cs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards motherbadbone.
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  2. ctaulbee

    ctaulbee Demigod Moderator Staff Member Site Staff

    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  3. larrylar

    larrylar 7 Time MVP Designer

    thanks for that link
  4. Abyss1

    Abyss1 Member Designer

  5. sman113

    sman113 New Member Member

    weird ... i was looking for the same info last night.
  6. digger

    digger New Member Member

    awsome mate thanx for the link, still getting to grips with photoshop. i think the possibilities are endless.:av-12:
  7. highlander4

    highlander4 New Member Member

    Thanks, just started using ps two days ago. I need all the help I can get.:biggthump
  8. Aristoles

    Aristoles New Member Designer

    Very nice and handy.
    But what to do if I dont want the color of the layermask to be a color but the background or lower layer? So I can create a transparant fade out?
    Help please.
  9. MIV

    MIV New Member Member

    I was also looking for this a few days ago. Thanks for the link!
  10. boneapart

    boneapart New Member Designer

    Nice Tip... Thanks...
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2006
  11. Hulkster123

    Hulkster123 Guest

    U Was A Great Help
  12. Dondersteen

    Dondersteen New Member Member

    I just tried it and looks great, thanks for the tip
  13. Alexx57

    Alexx57 Freshman Member

    thx ctaulbee there is never ehough tips for learning some new tricks ;)
  14. switch73

    switch73 Freshman Member

    ctaulbee's link provides the answer

    -Make sure that the gradient toolbar previews a black-to-white gradient, as shown below (the black-to-transparent gradient will work as well)
    -Click once on the layer mask to make sure that you're "on" it, so that you don't accidentally paint your picture black! Then, click at the bottom of the picture, hold the mouse, and drag the mouse straight up. You can hold the shift key while you drag to "force" the cursor to move in a straight line. Move the cursor up to about where you want the fade to "end," and let go.

    Just make sure you have the layer mask selected that you will be working on

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