All posts tagged "layers"

  • The Align commands

    One of the most effective ways to create graphics in Photoshop is to build up individual elements on separate layers. Very often we need to...

  • TIP: Targeting Layers with Shortcuts

    To activate the layer above or below the current layer in the layer stack, use these shortcuts: Option-[(PC: Alt-[) targets the layer down one layer...

  • Targeting Layers with Shortcuts

    To activate the layer above or below the current layer in the layer stack, use these shortcuts: Option-[(PC: Alt-[) targets the layer down one layer...

  • TIP: Hide Layer Shortcut

    Of course you can click on the eyeball icon to hide a layer, but in Photoshop CS6 there’s a keyboard shortcut to hide the current...

  • Selection from a Layer

    To make a selection based on the pixels on a layer, Command-click (PC: Cntl-click) on the layer thumbnail. This works even if the layer is...

  • TIP: Open a flattened version

    If you want to temporarily open a flattened version of a layered document (for example, to open it more quickly or to show to someone),...

  • TIP: Mask a mask

    If you have one or more layers that have Layer Masks that you want to mask even further, add the layers to a Group. Then...

  • Hide a Layer Shortcut

    Of course you can click on the eyeball icon to hide a layer, but in Photoshop CS6 there’s a keyboard shortcut to hide the current...

  • TIP: Add a Layer Below

    To create a layer underneath a layer, Command (PC: Control) click on the new layer icon with the layer selected. The layer will automatically appear...

  • TIP: Align to a document

    To quickly align the contents of a layer to the overall document (e.g. to make sure a type layer is centered in the document), Press...