Working in the Layers panel


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Working in the Layers panel

The Layers panel contains important features for managing the layers in your file. First, let's talk about selecting a layer in the Layers panel. I think the number one thing that slips people up when they're editing is that they try to do something to the content of a layer without selecting the right layer. If I want to move a layer or paint on a layer or add some graphics to a layer, I have to first click on that layer here in the Layers panel to select it. And I want to be sure to click on the blank area of the layer, not on the name of the layer or the thumbnail of the layer, like this.

There is one other way to select layers in the Layers panel and that's when I'm using the Move tool in the toolbox. If I select the Move tool by clicking on it here in the toolbox and then I click on some content in the image, say this flag. Now keep your eye on the Layers panel, as I click. You'll notice that the focus in the Layers panel went from the palm tree layer right up ...

Working in the Layers panel
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Working in the Layers panel 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
Software:
Photoshop Elements
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