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SteveH

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:neutral: OK. So I created a mask to drop out the background of an image. Then I create a new file with the canvas size I need. In that file I create a solid fill layer. Now I paste my masked image into the new file and the background of this image appears to opaque white. I am under the impression that the background should be transparent. If I go back to the original image and create a solid fill layer in that file, the masked image overlays the fill layer. What am I doing wrong.


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Steve

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Here's where you loose me.
Now I paste my masked image into the new file and the background of this image appears to opaque white
How are you copying?
If you're inside Photoshop you have no option to "copy" a layer with mask, and you didn't say layer you said image.
So did you save this first image with the mask say to your desktop?

If so how did you "copy" the image and "paste" it in the 2nd background image?

I don't understand the workflow.
 

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I don't know all the photoshop jargon. Yes it was a layer. I went back to the orignal photo, started over and this time when I pasted the layer in the template file the background was transparent against a fill layer. Must have been something I did in the original file.
 

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