5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2018 11:17 AM by norman.sanders

    Selecting colour range then deleting the selection in another layer makes the whole layer go semi transparent

    wjfbailey

      I use Photoshop to create linear illustrations for screen prints.  Each layer represents a separate colour and is eventually printed separately onto polyester as a 'print positive' - effectively acting as stencil.

       

      Sometimes I need to change a positive solid black line into a negative 'cut out' in a solid area of colour.

       

      I have always done this by doing 'Select Colour Range' on the line, changing layer, then deleting the selection in a solid area of colour/black.

       

      However something has changed in Photoshop and it's doing something weird.  When I delete the selection in the solid area of colour, at the same time it makes the entire layer semi-transparent. 

       

      I have no idea why and it's driving me mad.  Can anyone help please?