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 X6’s Layers palette allows you to organize layers into groups, shuffle them around ...

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