Have you ever seen the Masked Magician? He’s an illusionist who reveals the secrets behind common magic tricks. I am fascinated by his act and I like to think he’d be impressed by the disappearing act we’ll reveal in this week’s tip!
When you want to create digital vellum, you reduce the opacity of the layer. The most common way to do this is to use the Opacity slider at the top right of the Layers Palette. But did you know that the numbers on your keyboard can also be used to reduce opacity? Try it!
Pressing the number 1 reduces the opacity to 10% of the original! Number 2 reduces the opacity to 20%, etc. Press 25 to reduce the opacity 25% and 75 to achieve 75% opacity.
This trick works with every single-digit number and double-digit number – even 0. Pressing 0 takes you back to 100% - Presto!