Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Autonaming merged layers, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
Now, here's a modest feature for you.…Photoshop 13.1 is slightly smarter about the way that it names merged layers.…So, what would happen in the past?…Imagine I've got this layer called Portrait that I've specifically named, and then I turn…on this texture layer that I didn't bother about the name, just called layer 1 there.…I'll go ahead and set the Texture layer to the Overlay Blend mode, so that these two…layers are merged together.…Then I'll Shift-click on the Portrait layer in order to select it.…And in the old days if I were to merge these two layers together, the new layer would adopt…the name of the top layer in the stack. So, it would be Layer 1.…
Now-a-days it's going to be named after the custom named layer, in this case Portrait.…Let me give you a clearer sense of how that works.…I'm going to turn off Layer 1 for a moment. I'll also turn off the portrait layer.…Notice that I have a bunch of colorful layers in the background.…And the idea is I want to take this portrait layer, and I want to set it to the Multiply…
- Enabling auto recovery and background saving
- Filtering layers in the Layers panel
- Modifying multiple layers at once
- Applying layer effects to groups
- Working with the Content-Aware tools
- Redeveloping photos in Camera Raw 7
- Creating depth of field with the Blur Gallery
- Correcting wide-angle panoramas
- Filling and stroking shape layers
- Editing videos in the Timeline panel
- Previewing 3D shadows and reflections
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/15/2013. What changed?
A: The course was revised to address the new Photoshop features and enhancements bundled with the Creative Cloud update released in December 2012. We added a second chapter to the course, detailing the new enhancements. We cover the Liquify and Blur Galleries, which now support Smart Objects; creating conditional actions; auto-naming merged layers; moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly; creating global default type styles; and copying CSS code from specialty layers. We also cover two improvements to the 3D package included with Photoshop Extended: enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit color and the new default 3D image-based light. We also updated the exercise files with new files for Chapter 2 and added an introductory video to the beginning of Chapter 2 that outlines the improvements.
Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brusheswith John Derry1h 42m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. The New Features
2. New with The Creative Cloud
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