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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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Creating a Watermark

LAYER STYLES ACTUALLY HAVE TWO OPACITY SETTINGS THAT CAN BE USED FOR DIFFERENT EFFECTS

Throughout this book, we’ve duplicated a layer many times, applied an effect to the duplicate, and then reduced the opacity of the layer. All along we’ve been reducing the actual Opacity setting, but you may have seen a Fill (opacity) setting in the Layers panel, as well. Here’s where you’ll learn what the difference is.

Step 1: Open an Image to Watermark. Add the Copyright Symbol as a Custom Shape Layer

Open any image that you want to protect or watermark. This technique is really useful for images you want to place on the Web, but don’t want people to steal or use without paying you. The first thing you need to do is add the shape that ...

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