Chapter 5. Layer Basics

Layer Basics

Both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady let you isolate different parts of an image on layers. Each layer can then be edited as discrete artwork, allowing unlimited flexibility in composing and revising an image. Layer comps you define for combinations of layer settings give you easy flexibility for reviewing various designs.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Organize artwork on layers.

  • Create new layers.

  • View and hide layers.

  • Select layers.

  • Remove artwork from layers.

  • Rearrange layers to change the stacking order of artwork in the image.

  • Apply blending modes to layers.

  • Link layers to work on them simultaneously. ...

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