Chapter 1: Creating Layers
In This Chapter
Backgrounds versus layers
Taking a look at the types of layers
Working with the Layers panel
Compositing with multiple layers
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 ...