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How to use layer in photoshop


Layers

Layers let you organize your work into distinct levels that can be edited and viewed as individual units. Every Photoshop CC 2018 document contains at least one layer. Creating multiple layers lets you easily control how your artwork is printed, displayed, and edited.

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Layer Visibility

The eye shows that the selected layer is visible. Click on or off to see or to hide a layer.

Layer Locking Options

Click the checkered square icon to lock Transparency, click the brush icon to lock the Image, click the arrow icon to lock the Position, and click the lock icon to lock all options.

Layer Blending Mode

Defines how the layer’s pixels blend with underlying pixels in the image. By choosing a particular blending mode from the drop-down menu you can create a variety of special effects.

Fill

By typing in a value or dragging the slider you can specify the transparency.

Opacity

By typing in a value or dragging the slider, you can specify the transparency of the entire layer.

Layer Lock

The icon shows when the layer is locked and disappears when it is unlocked. Double-click the icon to unlock the layer

Layer Mask

Allows you to hide certain parts of the layer, which can then be revealed by using the paintbrush and the white paint color to expose portions of the layer.

Create New Layer

Click this icon to create a new layer.

Delete Layer

To delete a layer, select a layer in the Layers palette and drag it to the trash can icon, or select a layer and click the icon.



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