The layered composition Photoshop CS6


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The layered composition

In this chapter, we'll take our first look at one of Photoshop's most powerful image creation tools, layers. Layers do not occur spontaneously. In fact, every digital photograph or scanned artwork begins life as a flat no-layer image file. In Photoshop, this flat image is called the Background, and it's locked inside the four walls of the always rectangular canvas. But layers are easy to create.

When you so much as move one image into another, the moved image becomes a floating layer. This means that it can be any shape and size inside the rectangular file. This also makes it and any other layers in the document, all together independent of each other. You can move, scale and rotate one layer without adversely affecting another, making for a highly flexible penalty- free editing environment, and you can introduce transparency.

So whereas in a flat image, a pixel maybe one of several million colors, in a layer, it may also be one of several hundred levels of translucency. This permi...

The layered composition
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The layered composition provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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