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Photo Shop Layers
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This enables you to hide layers based on different things. Makes it easier to find the layers that you want to work with.
0= transparant 100 = fully opaque. press number keys on keyboard to instantly set to multiples of 10, or adjust the slider for an exact amount of transparency on each layer.
Change these to change the way that the selected layer blends with the layers underneath it. Great for compositing and special effects. (With the move tool selected, press Shift+ or Shift- to cycle through blending modes.
Adjusts the amount of opacity of the pixels only, but any layer styles are uneffected and remain 100% opaque.
If the eye is showing that layer is visible. Click on the eye and the layer will still be there but invisible until you click on the eye again.
The padlock means that something is locked in the layer. (Also click in the 4 icons in the "lock" next to fill opacity to make certain things editable of locked). Here are the different things that can be locked/unlocked.
If the box is checked the layer is totally protected from any editing.
You can make any changes except for moving the image.
Lock Image pixels
You cannot draw on this layer if checked.
You can paint on this layer but not where it is transparent.
Enabled you to link layers. These will all move together unless unlinked.
Layer Effects (Styles)
Special effects applied to your image layer. Noted by the little f. Each effect will be listed. multiple effects may be used at once.
Add Layer Mask
This is the button to press to add a layer mask to the currently selected layer. Allows you to paint away parts of your layer without damaging your original image.
Add Adjustment Layer
The best way to apply image adjustments. There can change the color or tone of an image. All layers are affected underneath an adjustment layer (Unless clipped). This is a good option to using Image>Adjustments because adjustment layers are non-destructive and re editable.
A good organizational tool. This puts layers into a folder. You can choose multiple layers and press Cmd/Ctrl+G to put them in a group, or create a group by clicking this icon. Layers can be dragged in or out of groups in the Layers panel.
Create New Layer
Press this icon to create a new layer. Drag an existing layer into this icon to create a duplicate of that layer,
Drag a layer into this icon to remove it. Or select the layer and then press this icon to get the same result.
This will open a drop down menu that provides a number of options, many that aren't listed anywhere else.
A small picture of the layers contents.
This puts layers into a folder. Layers can be dragged in or out of groups in the Layers panel.
The same as an image layer, except this layer contains type that can be edited; (Change character, color, font or size)
An adjustment layer is changing the color or tone of all the layers underneath it. To only affect th layer directly underneath it (an ignore the other underlying layers): Move your pointer on the line between the adjustment layer and the layer directly beneath it, hold down Alt/Option. You will see a symbol appear. Click to limit the adjustment. (clip to layer) do the same thing again to toggle this option off.
An effect has been applied. Click the eye to turn it on or off. Double click "effects" to open the Layer Styles options.
Allows you to paint on the mask to show and reveal portions of the image.
A special type of layer that is actually a container that can hold; multiple (or 1) layers, vectors for illustrator, raw files, video, 3D or many other types of objects. To learn about Smart Objects in depth, check out this video,
Always locked, cannot be moved or have layer effects applied to it. The little icon of the padlock on the right, indicates it is locked. Can be changed into a regular layer by simply double clicking on the thumbnail.
This indicates that there is video on this layer. Photoshop is now able to be used as a video editor, to worki with video, animated slideshows and motion graphics. See Video in Photoshop if you want to learn about video editing in Photoshop.
Photoshop is capable of importing and working with 3D objects. It also has the ability to do 3D printing.
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