Change Layer Opacity in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop opened
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    This can be seen at the bottom of the screen by the blue icon with the letters "PS".
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    Then, we can either create a new document or open an existing one
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    There are other VisiHow videos on how to do that. There is an existing document already opened in the tutorial. At the right-hand side, we have several layers.
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    We select the layer
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    In this video, the "Background copy" layer with the dog is selected. We have different options to adjust the layer settings.
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    When we've clicked the layer that we want to change, click the "Opacity" drop-down menu
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    This will bring up the slider.
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    We can drag the slider and see the percentage change
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    This will change the opacity on the screen as well.
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    We can also change the layer opacity by clicking the number near "Opacity"
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    We highlight the value in blue and change it to the one that we need. This is useful when we have several different layers that we want to have at the same opacity value and do not have the same precision to move the slider to the exact number.
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