Appendix 2Essential Non-Layer Concepts

While layers are the core component to a successful and productive workflow, and the main topic of focus for this book, there are a few essentials that fall outside the umbrella of layers. On the other hand, these same topics are so essential that if they are ignored they would make any progress the reader makes with this book a futile exercise. The concerns in this appendix are generally what would be called “beginner” in the sense that you need them to begin having success with the program, but at the same time some of these concepts may be concerns of intermediate and even advanced users. The facts are, you have to have good fundamentals to use layers, and that extends to the fundamentals of basic tool ...

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