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How to reduce the visibility of an entire Layer?

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Jan 07, 2024 Jan 07, 2024

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Hello Adobe Illustrator Experencied People:

I placed an picture image on the first layer of my document in Illustrator.  I opened a 2nd layer which I want to super impose on layer one.  However, I want to fade out the image on the first layer.  In other words, if the black on layer one is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10, but I want it to be faded down to a 2 or 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, then HOW DO I DO THIS?

By the way, happy new year people?

 

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Community Expert , Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

Because there is no sound in it.

 

If you want explanations, please check out this: https://youtu.be/jMDpnI5i7M0

and this: https://youtu.be/zXvRbN03MzQ 

and this: https://youtu.be/h40D2lBZhZU?si=-NVzHpKVAgX2dfNf 

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Hello folks:

I was trying to experiment with the program to attempt to answer my above question on my own.  Now, I think what I am referring to when I say: "I want to fade out a layer" is controlling the Opacity of the layer.  Now, I pretty sure that's correct.  However, how do I get there to control the Opacity?

Also: Let me tell you something else I did.  I had created a word document.  I placed it on a 2nd layer in what I had been working on in illustrator.  It was the 1st layer beneath the 2nd layer that I wanted to control the opacity.  But now, after thinking about things and taking a break from it all, I realized even what I placed on the 1st layer was made in a Word document.  And I had no control over that Word document.  So, even if there was some way to control the opacity of a Word document, which I don't know if there is, it didn't matter for what I was trying to accomplish.  I hope this makes some sense to whoever is nice enough to read this clip.  But even still, there musta been a way to reduce the opacity of the Word document which I placed on layer one in ai.  I just don't know how this is done.  But I know something like this can be done when making a template layer.

 

Now, I have another question: Okay. let's say using the above situation, I want to start a 3rd layer over the first two.  Why?  Because I wanted to make a text box and place it in an area above what I was doing in my first two layers..  However, I wanted the text box on layer 3 to have a solid background color like white.  Now, I was able to make the text box, but I wasn't able to give it a background color of white or orange for example, do I'd be able to type over it in black font of my choice.  I hope I'm not confusing you or making this too difficult to understand.

The end result of what I wanted to be doing is something like this: I started with a Word document on layer 1.  I wanted to fade it out somewhat, say a 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the actual color in black.  I locked it..  I opened layer 2.  I wanted to super impose some wording on layer 1 in an transparent text box.  (Gosh, I really hope I am making sense here.)  However, when I opened layer 3, I wanted to make a solid text box with say a wallpaper color of white or orange, and then I wanted to write a message in the text box I created on layer 3 with a font sytle of my chosing.  So in effect, if I printed the original Word document from layer 1, it would have some writing written on it from layer 2, and it would also show more writing on it, but in a solid text box with a white or orange background from layer 3.

So my friends, I hope I didn't make you "nuts" trying to figure out what I was actually trying to do with this super powerful program.  But I know what I am talking about can be done.  Just how?  Thanks a bunch for your help.

  

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Why can't I hear this YT video?  I can hear other audio files on my computer????????????????

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Because there is no sound in it.

 

If you want explanations, please check out this: https://youtu.be/jMDpnI5i7M0

and this: https://youtu.be/zXvRbN03MzQ 

and this: https://youtu.be/h40D2lBZhZU?si=-NVzHpKVAgX2dfNf 

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Monika Gause you Rock baby!  I was able to figure things out after watching the video without sound you showed in your answer.  Thank you...thank you...thank you.

I still want to make time to study other things which have been shown to me in this thread by others and the Adobe system.  I am so happy some of you folks are here when needed.  I have to make time to review more of what has been shared in this thread.  I'll get to it all when I can make time.  

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Glad you could solve it!

 

And I hope you can make the time soon for your experiments, because experiments with Illustrator are always fun.

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Did you try to select all on the layer (maybe first lock everything else) and use the Transparency panel to reduce the opacity?

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Where is the transparency panel?

 

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Jan 08, 2024 Jan 08, 2024

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Window > Transparency

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Ton Frederiks,

Thank you.  Every day, I learn a little more about whatever I need to understand..  I'll be playing around with this sometime in the future.

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