i have proplem fading images in photoshop for some reason? how do you fade images together? as i am trying to do a new website header. When i click add layer mask i dont get the little link image bettween them in the layers window? not sure if anyone can help on this
Ok... i think i know what you mean, like how corel offers you the effect to create a image opacity from 100 to transparent. simple but you will require ps CS2 or above.
Create a gradient, set the [1st] opacity stop to 100% and the colour stop to white (if this is the background colour your working with) then set the [2nd] opacity stop to 0% and the colour stop to white as well.
Then create the gradient on a new layer. Place it below the image you'd like to fade. Right click > create clipping mask
There you go, magic.
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If you're trying to make two images look like they fade into each other, I think the effect you're looking for is a "feather" effect. The method I use is definitely not the best, but it's what I know.
1) Import both images into photoshop on separate layers.
2) Select the marquee tool. Up the top in the properties bar, change the feather value to 15 or 20 px (you will need to play with this depending on the size and resolution of the image).
3) Use the marquee tool to "select" the edge that you wish to fade into the next image. Press delete and you should see that the image is removed from the marqueed area, as well as gradient type effect that extends just past the marquee area.
If any of this doesn't make sense, or if anyone has any other way to do it, just let me know.