Understanding layers


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Understanding layers

If you ask me to pick the most important feature in the Full Edit workspace, I would have to say that's layers. layers give me the freedom to work independently on one piece of content without disturbing the rest of the image. You might think of layers like panes of transparent glass stacked one on top of the other. Where there is no content on a particular pane of glass, you can see down through that pane to the content on the panes of glass below and layers work the same way. Let's take a look at the layers in this simple composite image.

If you turn your attention to the layers panel over here, and if your layers panel isn't open, go up to the Window menu and down to layers to open it. The layers panel is like command central for layers. Each layer in a file is represented by a bar here in the layers panel. To the left of each bar there is an eye icon. When I turn the eye icon next to a layer off, it temporarily hides that layer from view. I'm going to turn off all the l...

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 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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