Using the reference layer


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Using the reference layer

Cloning layers enable you to dip your paintbrush into a photograph and paint with it like wet paint. But how do you know where to place your brush on the canvas in order to paint the image? With the reference layer, of course. In this video we'll take a look at this special layer and how to get the most out of it. So I've got my project image opened, which is available from the Exercise folder for Chapter 7, and I'm going to quickly go through the process of creating a set of cloning layers. So I'll click on my John's Cloning Layer Action, and we get this typical warnings here, but we know that we're not going to do anything wrong and we've now got our layers and the Reference layer is at top of everything, and if we click on it you'll see it's actually a layer-- and I'm going to unlock it temporally-- set to 50% opacity and that's why we're seeing it transparently.

Now I want to talk a little bit about this lock. You normally want this lock ...

Using the reference layer
Video duration: 5m 29s 4h 0m Intermediate

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Using the reference layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Street Scene

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Design
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Photoshop
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