Chapter 10: Using Layers

Each layer can contain discrete elements of your project. Layers can contain photos, textures, ore adjustments. There are lots of ways to create and manage layers, but it all comes back to having an organized design. Be sure to double-click on the name of each layer and give it a clear, descriptive name to make your workflow easier. 

Using Layers

To make sure Layers are visible, do the following.

  1. If LAYERS are not displayed, click the LAYERS button at the top of the sidebar to view Layers. You can also Hide/Show Layers under the View menu.

  2. The base layer is always named with the original name of the file sent from the host application.  

This base layer can have filters applied directly to it or you can add more layers above.  Each new layer uses the previous layer below as its starting point. In other words, each layer imposes the result of its processing on the previous layer.

  • To add another layer, click the + button at the top of the Layers controls.  You can either add an Adjustment layer or an Image layer.


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