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Photoshop Elements 4 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Craig Hoeschen

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5. Working with Layers

Photoshop Elements allows you to work on individual image layers. You can create and name new layers, then reorder, group, and even merge selected layers together.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how layers are created, and then explore a number of methods and techniques to help you take advantage of one of Photoshop Elements’ most powerful and creative features. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive look at the Undo History palette. This helpful palette tracks and displays a record of every action you make (from selections, to layer creation, to retouching), and then lets you easily undo any action and return to different states in the history of your image creation.

Understanding Layers

When you first import or scan ...

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