Changing the stacking order of layers


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Changing the stacking order of layers

As you think about layers in a Photoshop file, you really want to think of them as kind of layers of transparency or acetate. If you think back in the old days-- this will age some of you. If you think of the old overhead projectors where you could write on sheets of plastic, and then layer those pieces of plastic on top of each other to create a final composite. That's kind of how layers work inside the Photoshop document. So, you can see I've got a bunch layers here in my Layers panel and many of the layers don't actually take up the whole Canvas area. In the the Background layers heree, Option01 and Option02, they fill up the whole visible area, but you can see there are some layers that have transparency around them represented by the checkerboard in the thumbnail here.

What I want to do is learn how to change the stacking order, and it's pretty intuitive. You just click and drag to change the stacking order within the Layers panel. So, if I click in the word Lily or ...

Changing the stacking order of layers
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Changing the stacking order of layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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