Working in the Layers panel


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Working in the Layers panel

The layers panel is where you will go to manage the layers in your file. Let me show you some of the things you will do most frequently in the layers panel. Here in the layers panel, you will see that I am working with a file that has three layers. If I want to add another layer to add more content to the file, I will first select the layer above which I would like the new layer to come in to my layer stack. So let's say that I want to have a layer above the side mirror layer, but below the round mirror layer. Then I will select the side mirror layer in the layers panel.

To add a new layer, I will go down to the bottom of the layers panel and click this Create New layer icon, the far left icon, and that gives me a new blank layer that's filled with transparent pixels represented by this gray and white checkerboard. I am a real stickler for giving layers meaningful names, because I found that if you have lots of layers in a file, unless they have names you recognize, it's hard...

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 9 Essential Training

Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements
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