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Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 7. Layer Basics

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IN THIS CHAPTER

Creating layers  103

Selecting layers  107

Restacking layers  108

Working with layer groups  108

Deleting individual layers  110

Hiding/showing layers  110

Moving layer content  111

Choosing Layers palette options  112

Merging layers  114

Flattening layers  116

The beauty of assigning various parts of a document to layers is that you can edit them individually—maybe some text on one layer, a silhouetted shape on another, and an overall background image behind. An image can contain only one Background (note the uppercase “B”), which is always fully opaque, but you can add as ...

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