Creating new layers


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Creating new layers

There are some nice keyboard shortcuts for creating new layers as well. So, let's talk about that. Normally, what you do is you would click the New button at the bottom of the Layers panel and that would just create a new layer for you. But let's do the keyboard shortcuts instead. Command+Shift+N or Ctrl+Shift+N on Windows brings up the New Layer dialog box. I like this technique because it gives you a chance to name it as you create the new one. So obviously you always want to name your layer something easy to remember. And we'll go ahead and click OK. And there is my new layer. Okay, and I'm going to undo that. If for some reason you just want a quick layer and we are going to call it Layer 1, you don't care what the default name is.

Then add the Option or Alt key to that. So all three, Command+Option+Shift+N or Ctrl+Alt+Shift +N, just creates a new Layer 1. If you already had Layer 1, it would be Layer 2, Layer 3, and so forth, okay. So I'll undo that, Comman...

Creating new layers
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Creating new layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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