Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining layer effects with layer comps, part of Design the Web: Layer Comps.
Now, in our design comp, I want to simulate what rolling over a hyperlink would look like.…So, in a Layer Comps panel, let's come back and let's activate the Home layer comp.…This will turn off all of the submenu items.…Let's come in to the Layers panel. Let's collapse the navigation menu group.…Let's open up content and inside of content, let's open up a folder called promo 1.…Now, inside up here I have a thumbnail, I have an arrow artwork, which is this little…arrow here next to the link, and then we have a text block.…Now, I'm controlling the text in here with character styles, which is part of Photoshop CS6.…
If you're using an earlier version of Photoshop, you can use the technique I'm about to show…you to show hyperlinks as well.…Let's come over here and select the text Layer.…Let's come down and create a new layer. Let's call this link hover.…Let's get our Marquee Selection tool. Let's come up here and draw a box around the word Watch video.…I am going to press the letter I key to get the eyedropper. Let's come up and select a…
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- Simulating a navigation menu rollover
- Combining layer masks and layer comps
- Simulating a video lightbox
- Representing movement
- Exporting layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2014. What changed?
A: There is one new movie, "Exploring new tools in the Layer Comps panel," which covers changes to the 2014 version of Photoshop CC.