Posts tagged: Photoshop

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

By , May 26, 2008 9:12 pm

Understanding Layers in Photoshop

One of the most important keys to learning and mastering photoshop is using layers.

Why work on layers at all?

* They do not destroy your original photo.
* You are working on top of or on copies of that photo.
* You will have more control.
* You can use blending modes to change the way layers interact.
* You can change the opacity of any effects.
* You will have or can add layer masks so that you can work selectively on your photo with any adjustments you make.

Another good Photoshop tutorial that (mostly) applies to Gimp too. The section about the Adjustment Layer doesn’t translate to Gimp (that I can find) but it still has some good info that applies. Good stuff!

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