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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Meet the Layers

Before you jump in and start creating a bunch of layers, you should get familiar with their place of residence: the Layers panel (Figure 3.2). You’re going to spend a lot of time with this panel, so take a moment now to get on friendly terms with it. It’s not terribly complicated, and after you’ve used the Layers panel a few times you should know it like the back of your hand.

Figure 3.2. A typical Photoshop file with multiple layers, shown in the Layers panel.

As you make your way through this chapter, you’ll learn more about the Layers panel and the fundamental tasks associated with it. Now, assuming that you’ve done your ...

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