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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Layer Basics

READ THIS IF YOU’RE NOT REALLY SURE WHY YOU WOULD USE LAYERS

Let me preface this tutorial by saying it is only meant for those of you who don’t really understand why you would use layers. If you already know why layers are important, then skip this tutorial and go straight to the next one, where we dive right into building things with layers. Okay, so if you’re sticking around, then let’s talk a little bit about layers and how they’re the foundation of everything you do in Adobe Photoshop. Think of it this way: if you were to take a printed photograph, you’d never dream of drawing over it with a black marker and then expect to go back and erase that drawing would you? Well that’s exactly what you’re doing if you don’t use layers ...

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