The Digital Photo Guy

Layers – 30 Minute Webinar

by on Jul.22, 2011, under Articles, Monday Morning Tips, Photo Editing, Photoshop CS2/4, Photoshop Elements

Understanding Layers and How To Use Them

After the last 30-Minute Webinar covering Unsharp Mask (USM,) I received an e-mail asking about Layers. Specifically, the person asked to learn more about how Layers work and how they are used. There are hundreds of videos and tutorials on the web about Photoshop (PS) and Photoshop Elements (PSE) Layers but many are a tangled mess of confusion.

Most people treat Layers as just another tool like the Crop or Lasso Tools. Crop and Lasso are specialized tools that perform clearly defined tasks. Layers, on the other hand, are general purpose tools that can be used in many different ways. In that respect, Layers are like Swiss Army Knives. Layers can also be considered a technique, a way of getting to the final result. Sometimes, Layers an intermediate step. Layers can also be used to modify the behavior of other tools. All this flexibility makes it difficult to produce a clear, concise and logical tutorial of Layers.

Be as that may, I’ve decided to present a 30-Minute Webinar to demonstrates the different ways Layers can be used in PS/PSE. Unlike USM, there won’t be a techie, geeky component to this webinar because Layers doesn’t lend itself to that. Instead, we’ll jump right in and start demonstrating Adjustment Layers, Layer Masks, Fill Layers and other uses for Layers.

This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 at 7PM Pacific Time. As always, the webinar is $3. Register HERE.

Unsharp Mask Video Available

The USM webinar video is now available for $5. This is a part of my 30-Minute Webinar Series. Use the registration form below. A link and password will be sent to you shortly after you register and pay via PayPal.


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