Photoshop :: Drop Shadows With Alpha Channels

Aug 25, 2005

im trying something very basic on Photoshop 7.

I'm creating a text layer, and then applying a simple drop shadow to it. but when i create an alpha channel it ignores the dropshadow and only creates the alpha for the basic text.

i know its possible using the "magic wand" but i have to apply this to over 100 different *.psd files so want to be able to easily automate it..

at present to create an alpha channel i use CTRL + the relevant text Layer, then go to CHANNELS + SAVE SELECTION AS CHANEL

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Photoshop :: Channels/Alpha Channels?

Jun 29, 2006

What are they used for? I have been using PS for around 3 years primarly for web design and I have never used channels outside of loading a selection. I searched for more info; I mostly got tutorials that use alpha channels, but no real explanation as to what they primarly do.

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Sep 20, 2002

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When I copy over a pic or a part of it to a new 'picture' the alphachannels are lost.

Can you copy both the RGB color and the Alphachannels?

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I don't use Alpha Channels that much; well, actually, never, so I don't know how to do this: When applying an effect to an alpha channel, how do I "apply" it to the finished image? I'm using the Lens Blur Tool and when I finish running the tool, I am not seeing the result it should have applied. I know, "DUH!" but I can't figure it out.

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Mar 14, 2003

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Oct 4, 2005

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Apr 29, 2008

I cannot find much on the web about it, how to use an alpha channel. However, none of them address this issue.

I use photoshop cs3 extended.

I am using png and tga image formats

When using an alpha channel, you can set the alpha to absolutely transparent. However, when you do and save the image it removes the other channel information on the rgb channels. This is problematic because I have to use a 1 transparency value to retain my rgb channels. This causes issues as I need the full alpha but also the texture information.

This is for texture work on a game and the engine uses the alpha channel for a team color overlay on top of the rgb image. So I need all 4 channels rgb for texture, and the alpha is a team color overlay.

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i run ps cs6 64bit , windows7 64 bit
i found a short script but it's amazing slow

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I'm in a process of making assets for Unity3D engine and I'm making transparent png's with alpha channels premultiplied with black. My questions:
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Nov 10, 2012

I have PSE9 and need to create an image without the background (mk background Alpha Channel) and save as Targa. I can edit the pic, save at 32 at 200k but PSE9 does not allow to save/create Alpha Channel. How do I make the (background an) alpha channel and save as Targa?

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I need to save some images with transparency that are in .BMP format, but said images seem to have what's called an alpha channel, which covers all of the image's background and not the transparency that I need. I've tried to use the "Convert color to alpha" option, but it appears that that only works in the image that I want and not in the alpha channel itself (yeah, I didn´t know what alpha channel was until then).

I leave an example of one of the various .BMP files that I want converted to .PNG with transparency.

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Sep 27, 2012

Is there anything that can be done using an alpha channel, that can'tbe done using masks and layers, or vice versa? Context of question: I've worked extensively with masks and layers.I've never worked with alpha channels.For example:

Using an alpha channel:

1. Open two single layer images, A and B, neither one of which has analpha channel.
2. Drag the image B over to A and close B.3. Now image A has two layers, A and B. Put layer A on top, selectlayer A, set the blend mode to Normal, and add an alpha channel.4. Erase part of layer A, where-ever you want layer B to show through.At this point, layer A has an alpha channel with white where you wantlayer A to show, and black where you want layer B to show, but it doesnot have a mask.


Using a layer mask:

1. Open two single layer images, A and B, neither one of which has analpha channel.
2. Drag image B over to A and close B.3. Now image A has two layers, A and B. Put layer A on top, selectlayer A, and set the blend mode to Normal (don't add an alphachannel).
4. Create a solid white mask for layer A. Paint black on the maskwhere you want layer B to show through.At this point, layer A has a mask with white where you want layer A toshow, and black where you want layer B to show., but it does not havean alpha channel.

In both cases, using a mask or using an alpha channel, the net resultis the same.So again, is there anything that can be done using an alpha channel,that can't be done using masks and layers, or vice versa?

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Nov 25, 2012

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Problem is, I cannot get the alpha layer to work. I can't follow the tutorial as it is in photoshop, and random videos on-line haven't worked.

(Here is the tutorial: [URL]...... from 08:40 - 09:30)

(I have also attached my practice file as a TGA)

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Sep 4, 2004

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Having applied a drop shadow to the mask layer, it goes on the background which I don't want.

How do I mask it off? ................

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I'm trying to make a file have a drop shadow appearing on both sides. So, naturally I duplicated the layer & flipped it. This flipped the drop shadow underneat. Undo. I manually changed the drop shadow on the new layer to point the other direction. The layer beneath again followed suit.

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But when I take the .gif file to photoshop - because the image is on a transparent rectangular background, I can only seem to antialias and drop shadow the edges of the rectangle! How do I 'get into' the actual image to play with it?

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I am using a CS6 trial on Windows 7, I can get more specs later but I can't remember anything else about my operating system (on a different computer at the moment).
I have noticed sometimes that when using a Levels adjustment layer, the drop-down to choose the different channels (red, green, blue) is grayed out, and I cannot click on it to choose the different colors. The numbers in the input & output boxes are also grayed out and I cannot type in them. The only time I have noticed this happening is directly after cropping an image. And then when I go to work on a different image and add an levels adjustment layer to it, those things are still grayed out. I have to restart the program to get it to work properly again.If I add a Curves layer, nothing is grayed out, everything works fine; it's just Levels.

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I haven't tested every single combination yet in the publish menus.  To save me trying them all, is there any option that works to publish all the shots in a sequence together with alpha channel?
I have a sequence of CFXa clips with matte output connected in CFX, I duplicate the sequence and commit cfx... every clip has a matte container.  So far, so good.  Now I want to output the whole sequence as individual shots with alpha.
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