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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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Layers and the Creative Suite

LAYERS ARE SMART ENOUGH TO BE USEFUL IN OTHER ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE PROGRAMS

Okay, I cheated. This tutorial really isn’t all about Smart Object layers. However, it does fall into the “smart” category. It’s a quick overview about how smart layers can be with the whole Creative Suite. Plus, I just needed a chapter to put this tutorial into because I think it’s important and this seemed like the best option.

Step 1: Open a PSD File that You’d Like to Work with in Other Creative Suite Applications

This really isn’t a step. I just wanted to show you that I’m starting out with a PSD file. In this file, I’ve got Shape layers, Type layers, Smart Objects, and even layer groups. You’ll see how these things can be carried ...

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