Basics of Layers in Adobe Photoshop

 

If you are thinking about making amazing images for your client, you may want to consider using layers to make the pictures appear more stunning. The method of using layers for editing pictures was first introduced in Adobe Photoshop 3.0 and since then amateur even professional photographers have been hooked with it.

 

Before we talk about complex things, let us know first the meaning of “layer”. We could define layer as a simple image fixed on top of each other, like a group of acetate piled on top of one another. Through this layer you can create a new different picture.  

 

Layers help the user to carry out different tasks such as blending or mixing of several images, incorporating vector graphic outlines, and even text on your graphic. The Layer Panels is the command option in Photoshop that permits editing on your layered image. Aspects of this command are the layer filter wherein you can hide your layers depending on different things, opacity where you can adjust your transparency from 0 to 100, and a whole lot.

 

In Adobe Photoshop there are a number of different kinds of layer like the adjustment layer wherein you could change the tone or colors of all layers underneath your original layer. Smart object is an extraordinary kind of layer, which includes one or more different layers, video or many other kinds of objects. In this layer you can improve, adjust scale or skew the photos without editing the image pixels.

 

Another layer you ought to learn is the “video layer”. A video layer permits a user to incorporate video on an image he or she is working on. Timeline panel is used to play the video on the image. The 3D layer in Photoshop allows you to create, work and import 3D objects, adding abilities to print in 3D.

 

There are a lot of things you could do once you get accustomed to creating layers. You will find free tutorial videos that you might want to consider watching to educate yourself regarding layers in Adobe Photoshop.