Mastering Layers: Beginner Techniques

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Join Dave Cross to learn how to become successful using Photoshop’s layers. Aimed at beginners, this class is designed to help you understand what a layer is, discover what types of layers exist and the ways they can be used, navigate the Layers panel, learn how to manage your layers, and much more. Understanding layers is the key to unlocking Photoshop’s tremendous capabilities for all manner of creative pursuits. By the end of this class you’ll have the confidence to take on more challenging projects.

Lesson 1 : What is a Layer?
Lesson 2 : How Many Layers?
Lesson 3 : Understanding the Layers Panel
Lesson 4 : How to Add Layers
Lesson 5 : Organizing Your Layers
Lesson 6 : Grouping Layers
Lesson 7 : Layer Mask Basics
Lesson 8 : Making Masks from Selections
Lesson 9 : Layer Styles
Lesson 10 : Blending Options
Lesson 11 : Preserving Layers
Lesson 12 : Wrap Up

Dave Cross | Photoshop Hall of Famer & One of the Original "Photoshop Guys"

Dave Cross

For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave is known for his engaging style, humor, and ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009.

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