How to Fade in Photoshop
This wikiHow teaches you how to create a transparent "fade" effect for a photo in Photoshop. This is possible on both Windows and Mac computer versions of Photoshop.
1This app's icon resembles a blue "Ps" on a black background.
2This should be the image to which you want to apply a "fade" effect. To do so: Click File Click Open... Select a photo. Click Open
3It's an image of a paint brush with a dotted line next to it. You'll find this option in the far-left toolbar. You can also just press W to bring up the tool.
4Click the photo once with the "Quick Selection" tool equipped, then press either Ctrl+A (Windows) or ⌘ Command+A (Mac) to select the whole photo. This will ensure that no part of your photo is left out of the fade process.
5It's at the top of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.
6This option is at the top of the Layer drop-down menu.
7It's in the New pop-out menu. You should see a "Layers" window appear in the bottom-right corner of the window.
8Click the Layer 1 option in the "Layers" window. If there is a layer entitled "Background" or something similar below the main layer, first select it and press the Delete key.
9It's in the upper-right side of the "Layers" window. You should see a slider appear.
10Click and drag the slider to the left to lower the photo's opacity, thus creating a fade effect. If your photo becomes too transparent, you can drag the slider back to the right to finesse the transparency.
11If you want to fade the first photo into another photo, do the following: Drag another photo into the main Photoshop window, then drop it there. Click the photo, then click Place when prompted. Click and drag the first photo's layer to the top of the "Layers" menu. Adjust the first photo's opacity as needed.
12Click File, click Save, enter a name, save location, and file format, click OK, and click OK on the Photoshop pop-up window. Your faded photo (or set of photos) will be saved in your preferred file location.