Combining Images

Layers and Masks

What’s Covered in this Chapter

·  This chapter is all about layers. We’ve already come across layers in earlier chapters and in some of the step-by-step projects, and we’ve seen how you can use adjustment layers to make editable changes to image tones and color.

·  Layers are extremely useful as they allow you to combine different elements—photos, text, and graphics—all in the same document. Layers are a little like sheets of tracing paper in a pad—you can see through the topmost layers to those below. PaintShop Pro X4’s Layers palette allows you to organize layers into groups, shuffle them around ...

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