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Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of it


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Hello Photoshop Gurus,

Newbie here, probably really simple but I cannot seem to figure this out, I want to have only one part of a layer go over another, and delete the rest of the layer,

Here are some pictures of what I mean:

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I want the selection to only go over the V and the surrounding curves around it, and delete the rest of the selection.

The reason I want this deleted is because I'm using it for an overlay and you can see the entire layer although it's opaque.

Thanks,

PWD
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Hi and Welcome to PSG

Not sure if this is what you're after
Just make a selection with the Pen Tool and right click and select Make Selection
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Then hit CTRL J to copy that selection to a new layer and turn off the original layer
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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

I want to get rid of the black space, I only want the part of the curve that goes over the V and delete the black space.
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

OK like this?

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Kinda, keeping the rest of the V and the curves,
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Something like this
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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Yes... I think,
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Just tell me how you did it and i'll see, does it look like there was a color/gradient change?
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

I used the Magic Eraser Tool to get rid of the black
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Then I used the Pen Tool in shape mode to draw a new shape with no fill and changed the stroke to dotted lines
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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Hmm, thats not quite what I want, here's a better way for me to describe it:
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The lighter color change on the V and the curves beside the V I want to keep, but the white space surrounding the V and the curves besides it I want gone,
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Just use the Magic Eraser Tool
 

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Re: Need help with having a layer only go over another layer and delete the rest of i

Forgot to mention you may want to use the color range tool to select the other side to clear that as well, just make a selection with the color range tool and hit the delete key to clean it up

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