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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.
So far we've discovered that you can have different content on different layers. And in this case I have these different images or this little grid of images separated out each on a different layer. In order to get familiar with these layers what we can do is turn on and off the eye icons here by clicking on that in order to hide the visibility of these different layers. And again, here we can see that we have this little strip of images on each different layer. Now the problem with this layout is that these images aren't aligned very well and there is a great feature inside of Photoshop which allows you to align multiple layers.
Here's how it works. All that you need to do is to click in one of the layers, hold down the Shift key and then click in another in order to continuously target or select these layers. Next step is going to be to choose the Move tool. You can do so by clicking on it in the Tools panel or by pressing the V key. Now once we've done that you can see that we have these different Align options up here in the Options bar. For example, I could choose to align these all so that they were vertically centered one to another.
Well, if I click that I'm going to see that now they're just simply overlapping each other. That isn't really going to work so what I need to do is to undo that. I can do this by navigating to Edit and choosing Undo, or by pressing Command+Z on a Mac or Ctrl+Z on a PC. All right, well how else could I align these? Well, there could be a better approach, right? Let's say that this time I decide I want to align their horizontal centers. Now here what's going to happen is it's going to bring these all together.
Yet the only problem is that this grid is shifted a little bit too far to the left. Well, with all of these layers still selected I'll go ahead and tap my Arrow keys, which allows me to reposition all the layers because they're all selected, and I'll find a nice position for these, just trying to get it perfect on all sides, and now this layout has been aligned quite perfectly.
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