Selecting layers without using the Layers panel


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Selecting layers without using the Layers panel

For some new users to Photoshop, selecting layers can be sometimes a little confusing or frustrating. So, I'm going to give you a couple of tips on how to make it much easier. Now the default method is to go to the Layers panel and click on the name or the thumbnail of the layer that you want to select. Pretty straightforward, right? It's a visual thing and you can see the thumbnail, so you can just click on it, right? Okay. That's fine up until you have certain number of layers that you end up having to scroll the Layers panel, right? Let's say that you have a hundred layers, which is really not all that uncommon depending on the type of project you are working on.

You might even have more than that. Having to find the layer and know its name and recognize its thumbnail on the Layers panel can be problematic when you have to sit there and start scrolling just to find the layer that you want to target. So, I want to teach you a couple of different ways. Now the tool that yo...

Selecting layers without using the Layers panel
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Selecting layers without using the Layers panel 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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