6 Photoshop – Layer Basics

Adobe Photoshop lets you isolate different parts of a project on layers.  Each layer can then be edited as a independent piece of artwork allowing an amazing amount of flexibility.

Using the layer palette

Layers Panel for beginners

Rename and copying a layer

Rearranging Layers

Changing the opacity of a layer

Linking Layers

Adding gradient layer

Adding text

Applying Layer styles

Creating a drop shadow with layer styles

Flattening and saving files

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