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Photoshop CS4 Tutorial: Layers Feature Basics. By: Mariyam Dawood. Agenda. Introduction Managing Layers Adding Or Removing Layers Layer Masks Adjustments. Introduction. Many versions of Photoshop have this feature CS4 needed for Vista Why Layers? Layers as separate images

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Photoshop cs4 tutorial layers feature basics

Photoshop CS4 Tutorial: Layers Feature Basics

By: Mariyam Dawood


Agenda
Agenda

  • Introduction

  • Managing Layers

  • Adding Or Removing Layers

  • Layer Masks

  • Adjustments


Introduction
Introduction

  • Many versions of Photoshop have this feature

    • CS4 needed for Vista

  • Why Layers?

    • Layers as separate images

    • Layers can be merged

      • (Ctrl + E) or Layers > merge down


Managing layers
Managing Layers

  • The layers window allows easy management of layers.

    • If layers panel is not visible go to Windows > Layers.

  • Layers are listed from top most to bottom.

  • Opacity of Layers

  • Blending Modes

  • Icons for quick actions

Top most layer

Bottom most layer


Managing layers cont d
Managing Layers Cont’d

  • Groups allow changes to be made to multiple layers

    • Folder Icon

    • Layers > New > Group

  • Visibility: Eye icon


Creating a new layer
Creating A New Layer

  • Click on paper icon

  • Layers > New > Layer

  • Shift + Ctrl + N

  • To create a copy of a particular layer

    • Right click the layer > Duplicate Layer > OK

    • Layers > Layer via Copy

    • Click and drag layer to the paper icon.


Deleting a layer
Deleting A Layer

  • Select layer and click trash can icon and select Yes

  • Drag layer to trash icon.

  • Layers > Delete > Layer > Select Yes

  • Right click layer > Delete > Select Yes


Layer masks
Layer Masks

  • Concept: To hide parts of image, without removing them

  • Click mask icon, and make selections on image

  • Everything NOT selected will be masked


Adjustments
Adjustments

  • Many types of adjustments

  • Click Adjustments Icon

  • Image > Adjustments


Blend

Modes

Group

Also Selected

Layer

Visibility

Mask

Groups

Link

Delete

Adjustments

New



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