1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 28, 2013 12:14 PM by Herbert2001

    Revealing the hidden colour pixels in a png?

    Herbert2001 Level 4

      When I open this image in Photoshop the alpha channel / transparency hides the colour pixels underneath.

       

      http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/056/e/7/texture_png_by_pamelahflores-d4qyxyy.png

       

      In Photoline I can create a simple layer mask based on alpha (without creating a selection first), and then turn the layer mask off to reveal the "hidden" image. Or I paint with the brush and only affect the alpha.

      Untitled.jpg

       

      In Photoshop I cannot seem to access that information. Nor can I paint or erase the transparency only. To me it seems as if Photoshop treats this transparency as something other than an alpha channel. The channel palette only shows the transparency.

       

      Can anyone please explain to me how to convert that transparency to a layer mask, and retain the coloured pixel information? How do I access/reveal the "hidden" image?