Understanding layers


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Understanding layers

Layers are a very important feature in the Editors Full Edit workspace because they give you the freedom to treat individual pieces of artwork separately. You might think of layers as if they were panes of glass, each of which can contain different pieces of artwork. And those panes of glass are stacked one on top of the other. So that where a layer has no artwork, it is transparent and you can see through it to the layer below. To show you how that works in a real file, let's take a look at the Layers panel over here on the right. This particular image has three layers and I can de-construct those layers to see what's on each like this.

Each layer is represented by a bar here in the Layers panel. I'm going to start with this top bar or top layer, the sign layer. To see just what's on that layer, I'm going to hold down the Alt key on my keyboard and click on this eye icon to the left of the sign layer. That makes the other two layers temporarily invisible, and you can ...

Understanding layers
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Understanding layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

Subject:
Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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