How Layers Work in Adobe Photoshop

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create and use layers in Adobe Photoshop

1.5 hours
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you’ll be able to create and use layers in Adobe Photoshop. Inside Photoshop, you can use layers to quickly create everything from amazing digital art to high-quality photo retouches. During this project, you'll use layers to create multiple digital art pieces, all based on a single photo. First, you’ll get used to navigating the Photoshop workspace, layer panel, and layer options. Then you’ll import an image and use that to create an eye-catching digital art piece. Then you’ll learn how to export your work in one piece or automatically turn layers into separate files. By the end of the project, you’ll be comfortable using layers in Photoshop, and you’ll know how to create endless variations on a single image.

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Skills you will develop

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Layers

  • Graphic Design

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Navigate Photoshop

  2. Experiment with the Layers Panel

  3. Duplicate, Edit, and Group Layers to Create Digital Art

  4. Apply Adjustment Layers, Layer Styles, and Clipping Masks

  5. Save Your Work and Export Your Layers

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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