The layers panel is possibly the single most important element in Photoshop that a designer must control and understand to build a design that avoids becoming a mess.
As with many elements of Photoshop, Layers are simple to understand but can become as complex and useful as the user allows them to be.
Watch this Lynda.com video to learn about layers in Photoshop. I know the teacher is using Photoshop CS6 but all the same rules still apply and its the clearest explanation I have found. You will always need to be sure you are logged into your Lynda account in order to access the videos.
Watch these additional videos to add onto Chad’s information
Completion: Complete the blog post below on what you have learned about layers with your notes and screenshots showing your understanding.
Continue to focus on expanding your base knowledge of PS.
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Stage 3 Completion (optional): If you want to earn more and learn more of the advanced details about layers and many other elements of photoshop check out this optional Lynda.com chapter 5 of “Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Fundamentals“.
This chapter lesson from the amazing Deke McClelland will dive into many skills in Photoshop while focusing of new skills in “Layers“. It is appx. 80 minutes total if you do whole project. You may certainly always download the “working files” from Lynda.com, but it may take a while as they are usually large. The links below will only download the three files you need. Just Option-Click each of them like before.
If you finish the above chapter from Lynda.com you certainly deserve this major loot award, but don’t forget to document your new skills by adding to the blog post you completed above.
Completion of this extra challenge Extra Mastery means you deserve this reward. False claims will be penalized heavily even if “by accident”!