Chapter 8

Using Layers


check Discovering layers

check Using text as a layer

check Implementing layer masks

check Organizing layers

check Using Smart Objects

check Using 3D layers to create 3D objects

check Merging and flattening a layered image

By using layers, you can make realistic additions to an image that can later be removed, edited, and changed with blending modes and transparency settings. This chapter shows you how to create composite images using helpful layer features. Even if you’re an experienced Photoshop user, read this chapter to discover all sorts of great keyboard shortcuts that can help improve your workflow.

Add the feature of multiple screens or pages to Photoshop by taking advantage of the Artboard feature. Using the Layers panel, you can divide your Photoshop file into multiple canvases ...

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