Moving a layer


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Moving a layer

In this exercise I am going to show you the various ways to move a layer around inside Photoshop assuming that you are working along with me here inside the SaintSebastian.psd image then go to the bottom of the layer stack here inside the Layers palette and you will see a layer called MyFace that is currently turned off. I want you to turn it on by clicking in this eye area here, this eyeball area and that makes it of course visible inside of the image window. Now get the Move tool which allows you to move layers around inside Photoshop and go ahead and drag the face.

And what you will probably find is that you are dragging the hand instead which can be a little bit confusing. The reason is that Photoshop is by default moving the active layer. Now by turning the MyFace layer on I didn't make it active, I just made it visible. So I am going to undo that modification there so that I don't move the hand. You need to actually click on the MyFace layer here inside the Layers palette and then ...

Moving a layer
Video duration: 4m 2s 10h 47m Intermediate

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Moving a layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
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