Well, the topic question kind of nails it; i'm wondering if it is possible to get layers which are 'lower' situated to shine through 'higher' situated layers. I'm no good at photoshop and i find fireworks a much easier program to use to edit my images. Im trying to place different drawings of mine over each other but i would really like it if they shine through one-another. Can anybody help me this? I did find an option in the top of the layer screen with which i can get this shine-through effect but it alters the colour a lot. Is there way to get this shine-through without the colour alternation?
P.s i'm usin cs 4.
Thanks in advance!
Try using the Screen Blend mode. You'll find the Blend mode menu in the Propeties panel next to the Opacity controller.
What about just adjusting the opacity of the upper layer?
I often have to prototype a dialog pop-up over the page making the rest of the page low-contrast & blury. To do this I place a layer above what I want to blur out. In that "blur" layer I put a light gray rectangle that covers the entire page. To the rectangle I added a Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur set at 4.1. In the layer I set the opacity at 70%. See if that does what you want.