Jason wrote on Mon, 28 January 2008 14:59In article <[/email][/email][/email]>,
In most cases, selecting an area and hitting the delete key on the keyboard will make it transparent…
Doh! I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of the voice in my head saying "hit the delete key you idiot!" … thanks for reminding me.
reverse my name in email addressIf your selection is not on a separate layer, hitting del will delete anything you’ve pasted into your selection. CTRL + D will deselect, if that’s what you want, but if, like me, you want to hide the selection before actually deselecting, to see what it will look like, then just click outside the Photoshop window and the dotted lines will disappear until you activate the PS window again.
I discovered this while looking at your question, so thank you for your indirect assistance.
Alternatively, CTRL + H will hide your selection (COMMAND + H in MAC.)
Um, sorry if this reply violates the rules. Didn’t realize how old the post was until it was too late.