Layer comps allow a document to toggle layer visibility, layer position, and even layer styles into a number of saved states. In this video, learn about how display states work, their advantages, and their drawbacks.
- [Instructor] If you've been using…Photoshop for a while, you might be…familiar with layer comps.…Layer comps are are a way of setting up…selective versions of your file…that toggle certain layers on and off,…reposition them, or change their layer style.…Let me show you how these work.…Inside of my main nav artboard…I'm going to create a new folder…and name it Push Notifications,…and I'm going to create a new layer.…Next what I'd like to do is create…sort of that dark gray fade away effect…for the interface so that when I have…a popup window or a modal window,…it really draws attention to it.…
I'm going to choose the paint bucket tool…and with a pure black color of zero zero…zero zero zero zero and an opacity of 60%…I'm just going to paint right over the main nav.…I'm going to rename that layer Fade Out.…Now to create my modal window I'm going to grab…Nav - My Stats, as well as the My Stats text layer…and Option or Alt + Drag those up above the Fade Out layer.…This pops a copy of them forward.…I'm going to drag those down more towards…
- Creating a document with artboards
- Using grids, guides, and guide layouts
- Adding placeholders and text
- Using ligature fonts for icons
- Using layer comps to display states
- Using Adobe Preview CC
- Exporting artboards for review
- Exporting assets for use in InVision
- Working with user interface kits
- Extracting CSS values from a design
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/14/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover how to use user interface kits to create pixel-perfect designs.