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DrBeak1

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Greetings forum,

I have been using photoshop for a long time now. Yesterday I tried to create a .png that originally contained two layers. Layer 1 was a fill with it's opacity set to 75% and Layer 2 was a centered image. In the past I have been able to save this as a .png and retain the opacity of Layer 1. For some reason now when I save this the opacity is not being saved. I tried going into "Save for Web" and using the png-24, I even looked at the preview of the saved image which clearly showed a semi-transparent Layer 1. But the final saved .png always has an opaque fill. WTH? This has never been an issue before.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

DrBeak1

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make sure your setting when making new document the background is set transparent
Thanks for responding, iDad. I am definitely setting the background as transparent at start. The issue seems to arise only when I try to save as a .png. I was also experimenting with merging my layers before saving. When I "Merge Layers" the opacity is retained, but when I "Flatten Image" the opacity is lost--the same as when I save as a .png. Thanks again for your response. If you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears [well, eyes--it's a screen and I'm reading].
 

iDad

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When you merge the layers I think they may be going solid color on you, check the opacity (top of layers window) before saving View attachment 10796

check your image mode as well
 
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DrBeak1

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When you merge the layers I think they may be going solid color on you, check the opacity (top of layers window) before saving check your image mode as well
Nah - it holds the opacity in layers tab through the save but I still get a solid color.
Screen Shot 2011-11-21 at 10.27.18 AM.png
shot taken just before clicking the final "save".
 

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