Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with layers, part of Photoshop for the iPad First Look.
- Compositing, of course, usually (chuckles) uses far more layers than we've got here. I should say, typically uses far more layers than we have here. But, you'll also note the value of layer groups in making sense of your compositing efforts. Easier to find things grouping together. And, of course, effects that can be applied to groups. So, how do we create them here in Photoshop on the Ipad? Well, what I'm going to do is just bring your attention to the layers. So just move the image out of the way there. And by the way, if you want to when you're zoomed in. If you put two fingers down and drag, you can pan like so, as well. But, what I'm trying to do here is just zoom out so that we can direct our attention to the layers. So, there are a couple of ways that we can do this. Okay, first of which is, we can enter something called multi-select mode. So, if we tap the ellipsis down at the bottom-right. The layer actions here. We can then begin multi-select mode and you'll see that checkboxes appear on the layers. Now, I'm going to select the moon layer and the galaxy layer. And you'll see that there's a folder on the right-hand side. And if I tap that, it will create me a layer group. I can also do something else from the Plus button with that group. Or, just tap on that at the moment or just long press on it actually to get all of its options. One of the things I can do here is create an empty group. And then add layers into it. So that's where you can access that function. Now, let's see. To work with groups with a single finger, double-tap on a group and it will take you into a view of the layers in that group. You can do all of the usual things you would do such as add extra layers and so on. To exit the group you simply tap the direction-arrow just there like so, as well. We're going to go back to the ellipsis menu here and what I'm going to do is rename this group. You'll see that the word "layer" here, if you were watching that part earlier, has been changed to "group". And here, I'll simply call this one "Space" like so and rename and there you are. You've got a group that you can work with just there. Nice and easy to do that.
- Opening a document
- Exploring the interface
- Making selections
- Working on masks
- Creating layers and layer groups
- Adding adjustment layers
- Retouching images
- Using blending modes
- Exporting from Photoshop for the iPad