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photoshop transparencies > HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by nO}{8, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. nO}{8

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,569

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    Ok I really want to put an transparency onto a texture, what I mean by that is ive got a .TGA image I need to have an alpha channel on. Whatever im doing its not working and I havent found a good tutorial yet on the topic:(

    ok heres how im doing it..please correct me if im wrong.

    1_open .bmp file
    2_*edit
    3_create a new layer
    4_copy image into new layer
    5_magic wand new layer to select desired area
    6_on new layer go to channels and create new channel to get an alpha layer
    7_on alpha channel "fill" with white on area I want to be tranceparent, then invert channel.
    8_save as >TGA with 32 bit

    its not working:( please help me understand it!