Chapter Twelve. Layers

Look in this chapter to find answers to questions on:

Adjustment Layers

Blending Modes

Choosing Layers

Clipping Masks

Creating Layers


Flattening & Merging

Layer Masks

Layers Palette

Layer Groups

Layer Styles



Moving & Copying


Shape Layers

Smart Objects

Working with Layers


Adjustment Layers

Q What can I do with adjustment layers?

A Adjustment layers allow you to change the appearance of an image or layer—brightness, hue, contrast, etc.,—without making the change a permanent one. Adjustment layers add nothing to your file size, but add a great deal of flexibility. For example, if you were to use the Levels command (Command-L [PC: Control-L]), ...

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