of the most common questions I receive from our Photoshop users, and
not just beginners, that What is the difference between the Opacity and Fill
options in Photoshop? It's a good question because in most cases,
they actually are exactly the same. Both the opacity and fill options
control a layer's transparency.
So today, in this very useful and important tutorial I am going to
share with you that what difference between opacity and fill options. I
hope that you will like our struggle. Feel free to share your comments
Difference Between Opacity and Fill Options in Photoshop: Final Preview
Opacity and Fill Option in Photoshop
Open Adobe Photoshop, and create a new Photoshop document with any
size and any color. Now take a new layer and create any object or any
text as you like.
Create a Circle
Now applying the outer glow on this circle layer as like in preview.
Now adjust the opacity setting of the circle layer into 30%. In
this case, the black circle to something that will be obvious.
OK, you will notice that when we down the opacity then our circle and outer glow effect are faded to 30%.
"It mean that when we down and up the opacity then this opacity setting applying all of the layer including layer effects".
Now we check the Fill option that what work is fill option on any layer.
We go back on opacity option and again turn into 30% to 100%.
Now go to Fill option and down the fill into 0%. When we down the fill to 0% then our main object's color is disappear just left the effect who applying on the object.
Remember, Opacity affects all of the layer including layer effects. Fill only affects the layer content, but not layer effects.