I've used a layer mask to hide portions of an image.
Now I have to allow that hidden portion to show at, say, 50% opacity (I'll have to experiment to find the optimal percentage.).
I'd like to avoid trashing the layer mask and starting over on a new one. I already figured I could duplicate the masked layer, remove the mask on the copy and set it's opacity at 50% but now I have 2 layers. I suspect there is a way to do this without a making duplicate layer.
Is there a way to adjust the opacity of a layer mask?
TIA your input
Win7, Photoshop CS5
Have you tried using the controls in the masks palette?
You control the opacity of the unmasked area with the layer opacity, and the density of the masked area with the density slider on the masks palette.
Thanks Chris -
I feel like I should say "Doh!"
Another way is to just paint grayscale on the mask...
Black on the mask hides all.
White on the mask reveals all.
Gray on the mask reveals the layer partially. Darker gray reveals less.
Click on the mask icon in the Layers panel to prepare to paint on it. Note that this usually causes your foreground and background colors to change.