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Have you ever stamped an image and thought, "Well, that was darker than what I wanted," and tried to re stamp it lighter. Opacity bar to the rescue. The opacity bar allows you to change how dark/light your image appears. I have used it for stamps and photos. I love it.
Here is the first project I used it for.
|Photos and text lighten using the opacity bar|
I like how the sand and the waves show through.
|Without opacity changes|
Here is the original image.
There were several things I didn't like about it. First, The black on my sunglasses and my husband's shirt looked harsh. Second, the picture of Jimmy Buffet was blurry. Third, the pirate ship was lost in the background. So I thought to myself, there has to be a way to lighten these images. My first instinct was to go my Photoshop Elements and tweak everything, but I'm lazy. So I read every button in the side menu, and lo and behold, opacity.
|See yellow box for opacity bar.|
This is really great for dark and blurry pictures.
This bar is also available for the stamp sets and embellishments. I like to use it as a space holder for my hybrid projects. I add the embellishment and lighten it until you can barely see it. Then I print my project and add real brads, ribbons, etc... Since it is so light it looks like a cool shadow, if you can see it at all.
Give it a try. Thanks for looking.
Here are some other projects where I used the opacity bar.
|I changed the opacity on the leaves|