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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 1: Creating Layers

In This Chapter

check.png Backgrounds versus layers

check.png Taking a look at the types of layers

check.png Working with the Layers panel

check.png Creating layers

check.png Compositing with multiple layers

check.png Transforming layers

check.png Automatically aligning and blending layers

People are often surprised and even downright shocked when I tell them that much of what they can do with layers they can also do without them. Not using layers would be more technically challenging and a heck of a lot more tedious, but you could still get the job done. The benefit to using layers is that you have tremendous flexibility. The changes you make to the pixels on the individual layers are permanent, but the interaction between the pixels on different layers is dynamic. You can make endless edits as long as those layers exist. Layers ...

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