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The Basics of Layers: Layer Functions and Creation

Understanding how to work with layers starts with understanding some basics about what layers are, what their capabilities are, what functions are in the layers palette, and how to locate all that you need to apply basic layer power. In this chapter we explore the layers palette, see how all the basic layer functionality fits into the layers palette and menus, learn how to create layers, access and apply basic layer functions, and look at how to adjust the layer viewing preferences. We’ll run through a hand’s-on no-knowledge-necessary example of using layers and see some simple effects ...

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