Understanding layers


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Understanding layers

Layers are arguably the most important feature in the Full Edit Workspace, because layers give you the freedom to treat individual pieces of artwork separately. You might think of layers like panes of glass stacked one on top of the other, each pane of glass with some separate artwork on it. Where a layer has no artwork, it's transparent and so you can see down through it to the layer below, or in this analogy to the pane of glass below. Let's see how that works on this file. I am going to go to the Layers panel, here in the column on the right, which is the place from which you'll manage your layers.

I am going to click the tab on the Layers panel and drag it out so that you can see it better. And then, I'll make the Layers panel longer by clicking in its bottom-right corner and dragging down. In the Layers panel you can see that this particular image is a composite photograph that has three separate layers each with different pieces of artwork. Each of the bars in the lay...

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 Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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