Helper Layers


If you have ever found yourself squinting at your work, or staring for minutes on end trying to find “the thing” that may need your attention, I have a real treat for you. This chapter is brief, but I wish I had learned these techniques much earlier to avoid literal headaches and eye strain, as well as to simplify various kinds of image corrections and adjustments.

Helper layers are temporary layers that you put in place to change the look of your image while you’re working but do not include in the final piece. Helper layers have two key uses. The first is to enhance certain aspects of your work so they’re more visible, typically ...

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