Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with layers, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11.
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If I had to choose one feature that I think is the most important in the…Editor workspace, I'd say that's layers, and layers are accessible only in the…Expert Edit workspace.…Here I have a file that I prepared in advance that has layers in it.…Let's open that into the Expert Edit workspace to see what layers are, and…how to work with them.…I'll select the file and I'll click Editor.…Here's the image opened in the Expert Edit workspace and the Panel Bin is filled…with the Layers panel.…If you don't see your Layers panel in the Panel Bin, then click the Layers icon…here in the Taskbar at the bottom of this workspace.…
The Layers panel controls the layers in a file.…Before we see what we can do here in the Layers panel, let's talk about what a layer is.…You might think of each layer as a separate flat panel that's transparent by…nature, like the glass in a picture frame.…These transparent panels are stacked one on top of the other as they are…represented here in the Layers panel.…Each layer has separate content, maybe part of a photo that you've cut out with…
The course begins with a look at how to import your photos into Elements, and then dives right into editing photos with the Photo Fix, Quick Edit, and Guided Edit workspaces. Jan also introduces the Expert Edit workspace, which provides tools for making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Finally, the course reviews the Elements 11 sharing features, including crafting photo creations like greeting cards, emailing photos, and sharing photos on Facebook.
- What is Elements?
- Working with catalogs
- Importing photos from your computer, camera, or iPhoto
- Applying one-click photo adjustments in the Organizer
- Using Quick Edit and Guided Edit in the Editor
- Retouching with the Healing Brush tools
- Correcting skin tones
- Editing automatically with actions
- Organizing photos by people, places, or events
- Sharing photos by email and on Facebook