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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
Now that we've talked about how we can organize our layers, let's take a look at how we can filter and find different layers inside of our Layers panel. Well, you may have noticed that you have these options up top here in the Layers panel. These little icons, they allow us to filter or find layers in a really fascinating way. Let's say that I want to turn off the visibility of this border layer. Well, rather than digging through all of my layers and searching for it, what I could do is I could filter what I see here in this panel.
To do that, I could go to this pulldown menu and select Name. This way, I know that this name or this layer is called border. Here, by typing in that name, it's now just showing me that layer. I could then turn off the visibility of this layer, and now that's gone. If I want to turn off the filtering and see all of my other layers, well, just flip this switch. By doing so, it will then show you everything that you have here. There are other options as well.
Let's go ahead and turn this back on and then go back to Kind. You notice you have these icons. These icons allow me to access specific layers. Let's say, like this text layer, perhaps I want to move that. Well, you could click on the T icon, that would then show me my text layer, and here I could go ahead and click and drag to reposition that or put that in a different area or edit or change the text. Again, this is really as simple as simply clicking on these icons. Another thing that we might want to do, perhaps, is get to what's called an Adjustment layer.
We'll be talking about these later, yet here I just want to highlight that we can access things like this. We can do this by clicking on this icon. This allows me to see different adjustments that I've made. For example, here is a layer where I changed the overall color or look or feel of the image. We could go ahead and click into that layer, we could also modify this adjustment if we knew how to work with those color adjustments. So you can see you have a lot of control when it comes to Filtering. You can also filter based on kind or name or other criteria as well.
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