Select and transparency


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2 years ago


I am a newbie here. So bear with me. Here goes.

I have a picture of a computer on a desk along with some objects on the desk. I have a background layer of the photo.
I wish to create a new layer that only has the screen of the computer. This way if I make mistake I will not harm the full picture.
So what i want to do is select everything else but the computer screen. I then want to make everything transparent (except for the computer screen) so that the underlying background layer of the picture will display.

I tried the lasso tool to do the selection but do not know how to make it all transparent.

What do you recommend for me to use? Also if you can point me in direction of good tutorial for this type of editing I would appreciate it.

Thank you and I look forward to your reply.

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