Chapter 8. Layer Essentials


Layers are the lifeblood of Adobe Photoshop. It was Diane Fenster, a pioneering digital-imaging and collage artist, who observed that layers are akin to life: “The more you work, experiment, rearrange, and composite with them, the richer your image (and life) becomes.”

This chapter is dedicated to layers, layers, and more layers. You’ve worked with them before in the course of your explorations with selections and some of the important concepts that go into planning and creating a successful composite. Now you’ll dive deeper to explore the many possibilities that layers have to offer.

This chapter will help you understand ...

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