Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks CS4
Transparency used to be a pain when it came to photo editing. In this example the perfume bottle was shot on a white seamless background which is standard for most product shots. The background is then “Photoshopped” in. The issue is the glass is transparent. How to make it transparent? The answer is layers or more accurately creating a semi-transparent layer.
Layers are truly the feature that makes most editing possible. From straight layers, to layer styles, to layer masks almost every edit in Photoshop involves layers at some point. In fact Photoshop became a powerful image editing program with version 3 (not CS3) with the introduction of layers.