Chapter 11. Creating Layered Images

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When Photoshop 2.5 first introduced layers, the concept was revolutionary. Layers made it possible for artists to make changes while preserving the underlying image by isolating different elements on their own layers. For example, suppose you place a butterfly image on a transparent layer, with a flower garden image on the Background layer. You can use all the Transform commands you learned about in the last hour on the butterfly without messing up the flowers behind it. Or you can change its colors to suit your lightest whim—again, without affecting anything else in the picture. You can hide ...

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