Image manipulation

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I would like to create a 2cm space at the top of an image. The image would be opaque but the 2cm space would be transparent.

Ive tried this with Photoshop using png file format but it seems that the final total image is seen as transparent. I've checked transparency settings and they say that they are OK.

What am I overlooking?
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Peter

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Why not have two images- one above the other.
The top image could be 2cm transparent and the bottom one opaque.
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Peter

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I think that this idea is a good way to go Boomer. I will certainly try this and see. Thanks for the response and suggestion
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Hi Peter,

I havn't tested this but i think if you use the marquee tool to select the 2cm at the top you want transparent then use the bacground eraser tool and erase that area it should do what you want. Ask if you any problems.

Connor
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Peter

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Hi Connor,

I did something similar but the whole image is coming out transparent. The image data tells me other wise. So thanks for the suggestion. It may be a simple glitch, or I have overlooked an obvious aspect, and would be cleared by going through the process again.
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Hi Peter

If the solid area of the background is a simple shape you could try creating a new shape layer and arranging it so it appears as the background (so the shape just covers the area you want to appear solid) or copy and paste the image you want as the solid background into a new layer.
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Thanks Michelle,

I'm lucky as it is a regular shape simply a rectangle. I will work on this also.

Thanks for responding, I'm grateful.