logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance
Comedy Movies
Romance Novels


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Digital Art and Design Site

BellaOnline's Digital Art and Design Editor

g

Layer Basics In Photoshop CS - Page 2


  • Move A Layer

    The order in which the layers are stacked in the Layers Palette determines the visible parts of the image. In our example, parts of the red and green circles are not visible because of the blue circle on top. You can move layers up and down in the stacking order. Let's move the Red Layer to the top of the stack. Click on the Red Layer to make it the active layer in the Layers Palette. Now, drag the layer to the top of the stack. Now the red circle is hiding part of the blue and green circles. Drag the Red Layer back to it original position under the Green Layer.

  • The Background Layer

    The Background layer behaves differently from the other layers in the Layers Palette. If you click on the white Background layer (bottom layer) in the Layers Palette and then try to move this layer, you will quickly notice that you cannot move the layer. This is because the Background layer in a Photoshop image is fixed or locked. This prevents you from moving the layer but you can delete it. So we will do this next.

  • Delete A Layer

    If you haven't already clicked on the white Background layer in the Layers Palette, do that now. Next, RIGHT click to get the pop-up menu and choose Delete Layer. Photoshop will open a box to ask you if you are sure that you want to delete this layer. Click Yes and the white Background layer will disappear.

  • Layer Transparency

    Now look at the three layers that are still in the Layers Palette. You will see a checkboard pattern on each of the layers. This indicates that the colored circles are on a transparent background. If the circles were on a solid background, you would only be able to see the top blue circle. The other two circles would be hidden under the solid background of the Blue Layer.
       
← Back|Next →



AdobeR product screen shot(s) reprinted with permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated. AdobeR, PhotoshopR and PhotoshopR AlbumTM are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Twitter Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Facebook Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to MySpace Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Del.icio.us Digg Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Yahoo My Web Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Google Bookmarks Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Stumbleupon Add Layer+Basics+In+Photoshop+CS+%2D+Page+2 to Reddit



 



RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Digital Art and Design Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Diane Cipollo. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Diane Cipollo. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Diane Cipollo for details.

g


g features
SVG Cut File Design of Top Hat

Offset Path in Illustrator

How to Sell Digital Products

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor