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    i am new to this forum so hello everyone!!
    need your help. I want to take a photograph (of a building) and either in fireworks or photoshop, change it so it is fully visible on the right, but fades to transparent as you head to the left of the image.
    Could anyone please tell me, in simple terms, how to do this?
    Thanks in advance!


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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    In Photoshop, first make sure the image is it's own layer and not the background, then:
    1. Change the canvas size so there are huge transparent margins around the picture in question
    2. Select the Rectangular selection tool
    3. Change its feather to 16 or 32 pixels (more feather means a more gradual change)
    4. Select half of the image making sure the selection goes all the way to the edge of the canvas
    5. Press delete

    If it worked right it should slowly change from one side being fully opaque to the other side fully transparent.
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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    Another option is to use Photoshop's Layer masks.

    1. Create a new image with a transparent background that is the same size as your photograph.
    2. Copy and paste your photograph into a new layer in PhotoShop.
    3. Click Layers->Add Layer Mask-->Reveal all.

    You should see the Gradient toolbar and options at this point, with one small twist: instead of colours, the gradients go from black to white. Black (0%) represents a completely opaque section and White (100%) represents a transparent section. So for your picture, you'd want the black end of the gradient at the far right and the white end at the far left.

    4. Select the transparency levels as you normally would colours in a gradient.

    5. Point your mouse to the very left of the image, then click and drag it to the very right of the image. You will see your graphic slowly fade out into something like the attachment. (The difference is that once I put the transparency in, I put a black background in behind it to illustrate the transparent area and did it left-to-right.)

    To summarize, use the Layer Mask option of Photoshop to create just about any transparency effect you want.
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