Layering tips and tricks


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Layering tips and tricks

In this final movie of the chapter, I'll share with you a grab bag of tips and tricks for working with layers. For starters, I'm going to scroll down the list of layers and turn off the background. This bright checkered board pattern provides a lot of contrast when you're working with dark layers. However, if Alt+Click or Opt+Click on the eye in front of the swirls layer. You can see it doesn't fare so well when working with bright layers, which is why I prefer a pattern that's darker and a bit more muted as well. To change to checker board pattern, press Ctrl + K or Cmd + K on the Mac to bring up the Preferences dialog box and then click on Transparency & Gamut. Here's what I do.

I changed the Grid Colors from Light to Medium, and then, while that's better, the checks are just too busy. So I click on this darker gray box and then I change the brightness value to 54% and click OK. Then click OK again, and you get this more neutral, less busy checkerboard background. A...

Layering tips and tricks
Video duration: 7m 2s 7h 45m Beginner Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Layering tips and tricks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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