Simple Photoshop Question`

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  1. deleted account 92

    deleted account 92 Active Member

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    I've been looking at some Photoshop tutorials, and sometimes they ask for a XX% gray foregound color. How do I set a color to be, for example, 55% gray?
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    101gfx New Member

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    Maybe you misread the tutorial, can you give us an exact quote?
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    jpga13 Banned

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    I have to books for Photoshop in my idisk you are welcome to use. They are for new users and have illustrations.
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    deleted account 92 Active Member

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    Well I'm not new to Photoshop, I've been using it for about a year. I just had never heard of a way to have an exact percentage of gray.
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    BOyOfWONDEr New Member

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    What format are they in?

    Any chance you could throw em my way?

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    55% grey would be 55% of the way down the left side of the color-chooser, not sure how to get that exactly but i presume having one layer of 50% grey (edit->fill->50% grey) at 100% opacity and then one layer of 50% grey at 10% opacity would work

    late edit: no wtf, that's all wrong

    why not just one layer of black at 55% opacity over a layer of white

    or 45% white over black

    aaaaah i'm confused now

    edit2: okay yeah
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    The L stands for luminance.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Create two layers.
    First layer set to pure black.
    Second layer set to white. (The 1st layer should be on top of the 2nd btw)
    Set the first layer to 55% opacity.
    Merge the layers.

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