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This chapter is all about organizational tools. Things like layer groups that let you combine layers into folders and layer comps, which are... Well, which are little more difficult to explain. As you increase the complexity if your layered documents, you'll find yourself experimenting with different compositional arrangements. What if you move this layer over here? What if that layer were hidden? What if we gave a third layer a drop shadow? Sometimes the answers obvious the moment you give it a try. Other times the answer alludes you until several steps or even sessions later.
Photoshop's Layer Comps palette let you save the current state of the document before you venture down an unclear path. As long as you don't delete or merge any of the layers in the same layer comp, you can restore the saved state in it's entirety at a later date. Layer comp states are actually saved as part of the PSD file on your hard disk just like layers. This might seem all fairly obscure, but it's actually fairly brilliant. To learn how, what, where and why groups and layer comps are so great, I invite you to emerge yourself in the following chapter.
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