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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 7. Layers

In this chapter

  • Create a new layer

  • Turn a selection into a layer

  • Duplicate a layer

  • Hide/show layers

  • Flip a layer

  • Delete a layer

  • Rename a layer

  • Transform a layer

  • Restack a layer

  • Convert the Background into a layer

  • Convert a layer into the Background

  • Move a layer

  • Create a layer set

  • Lock a layer

  • Create a new fill layer

  • Lock transparent pixels

  • Drag-and-drop/copy a layer to another file

  • Merge or flatten layers

For additional layer topics, see Chapter 14

Layers are like clear acetate sheets: opaque where there is imagery and transparent where there is no imagery. To each layer, you can assign a different opacity and mode to control how that layer blends with the layers below it. You can change the stacking order of layers, and you can also assign a layer ...

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