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Learn how to get started with layers in Photoshop with Terry White! Layers are one of the most important and most used features in all of Photoshop, so if you really want to get go... READ MORE
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duration: 1hr, 21min
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Photoshop Layers for Beginners
with Terry White
Learn how to get started with layers in Photoshop with Terry White! Layers are one of the most important and most used features in all of Photoshop, so if you really want to get good at Photoshop, you need to understand layers. Join Terry as he provides a solid foundation for understanding what layers are, how to create them, and how to make the most of all the features they provide. In this class you’ll learn about the different kinds of layers, how to make new layers, how to work with multiple layers, how to mask a layer, how to keep those layers organized in all of your future projects, and so much more. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Terry as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: What is a Layer?
You need to understand layers before you do anything else.
lesson 3: How to Create a Layer
Building on the previous lesson, Terry jumps into Photoshop and creates his first layer.
lesson 4: How to Work With Layers
Adding layers is easy, here’s how you can work with them as you add more.
lesson 5: How to Work with Photo Layers
Learn how to combine more than one photo together into a composite.
lesson 6: Masking
Masking is a very important concept for gaining flexibility when working with layers.
lesson 7: Locking Layers
Learn the reasons for when you might want to lock down certain aspects of a layer.
lesson 8: Adjustment Layers
Adjustment layers are powerful and flexible tools for editing your work.
lesson 9: Type Layers
Adding text to your work requires using Type layers.
lesson 10: Smart Objects
A smart object is a special type of container for layer elements that provide additional editing flexibility.
lesson 11: Linking Layers
Learn how to link multiple layers together so that they act as one layer.
lesson 12: Layer Effects
Layer effects provide built-in effects you can apply to individual layers.
lesson 13: Layer Groups
Keeping your Layers panel organized will keep you working efficiently as you move forward.
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meet  Terry White
Terry is a Worldwide Creative Cloud Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc., where he leads the charge in sharing Adobe’s Creative Cloud products to users around the world. Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert, author of Secrets of Adobe Bridge, co-author of InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips, runs Best App Site and Terry White’s Tech Blog, and is a key presenter at conferences around the world.
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