You won't be able to do it using separate files. If this is for an html
page and you are using the brick wall as your background gif, you can only
make the areas around the plane transparent using a blue screen type of
method. It is not built to make the plane transparent. The only way to do
that is as follows. This applies for non-html as well.
You should first convert both your images to RGB (if this is for print, you
want to use CMYK; screen should be RGB(Mode->RGB or CMYK)). Create a new
layer in the image of your brick image (Window->Palettes->Show Layers, then
click on the arrow at the upper right of the window and drag to new layer
or just click the image of the page on the bottom of the window). Cut out
the image of the plane (using the pen tool to be more precise, but lasso
will work as well) and paste it into a new layer of your brick texture.
Assuming you have the plane layer selected, you can adjust the transparency
slider and reach your desired effect.
If this is for html, save the file as a GIF (you'll lose some color) or
JPEG (you'll lose some image quality). For print, TIFF or EPS will do the
trick. When you do this it will ask you if you want to flatten the layers.
You'll have to say OK, so you should save a layered version (Photoshop 3.0)
so you can edit your image later. If this is for html and you're using the
brick as a background GIF, you'll just have to line the image up with the
background, which, I'm sure, is difficult. If this is too difficult and you
don't mind having the plane non-transparent, you can make the non-plane
portion of your image transparent using the GIF89 plugin, and there are too
many other threads about that so I won't get into that here.
If I've explained things that are obvious, please excuse me. It's better to
explain it all at once than to have to do it in several stages. Hope this
answers your question. Good luck. Write me if you have any questions...
> Help!.. I want to put a picture of a red and blue plane over a white
> brick wall and be able to see the wall through the plane while seeing
> the plane in color. I am stummped. I cannot figure out how to do it.
> Can someone walk me through it.
> I am using Photoshop 3.0.5. The pics I am using are jpg and gif
> one of each. does that have something to do with it? This is driving
> me crazy and the help file is not much help
> Thanks in advance