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The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book: Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3 by Richard Lynch

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CHAPTER 2

Image

Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Workflow

The greatest benefit to using layers is that you get tremendous flexibility in controlling image changes, and the ability to revisit, adjust and view changes at any time later in the correction process. You can also store the changes to see what you did, and create techniques by examining your process. The biggest drawback to layers – besides learning to harness the tremendous number of options – is bulking image file size, and organizing an ever-lengthening layer stack. This chapter looks at how to use layers as a means of managing your approach to correcting images and keeping ...

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