Chapter 2: Managing Layers

In This Chapter

check.png Viewing, moving, and shuffling layers

check.png Aligning and distributing layers

check.png Linking and locking layers

check.png Creating layer sets

check.png Flattening and merging layers

check.png Using the Layer Comps panel

Hopefully, you had the time and inclination to check out the first chapter of Book V. That’s where you get all the basic information on creating layers. In this chapter, you get the scoop on how to manage the layers you’ve created. And unlike some coworkers, clients, or family members, layers are downright agreeable to being managed — even micromanaged, for that matter. The beauty of layers is that they’re so darn easy to get along with. You can hide them, shuffle them, link and lock them, herd them into groups, and even smush them together into one loving, collective layer. Yes, Photoshop has a whole slew of ways to get your layers in the orderly and organized fashion ...

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