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Tips for Working with Layers

By Dave Cross  ·  September 22nd, 2009

Make your life simpler when working with Layers.


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10 Replies to Tips for Working with Layers:

  1. John

    May 3, 2010 at 11:18 am

    The new website looks terrific.. Sorry for delayed response, I have been ill and in hospital.. looks great though.. I love elements…………………John aka wingmanjohn

  2. Robert

    May 8, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Fantastic… worth the wait…
    The layout is really well organized.
    This ease of use, with content at my fingertips- encourages my endeavors and seems to welcome my visiting/exploring more than some.

  3. Laura

    May 16, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I am a true beginner, and feeling dumber by the day as I try to get a handle on this software! How did you get 3 different pictures on the same layer palette? Everytime I try to merge 2 photos, I get a new layer palette with each photo.

  4. Claude

    May 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Great instruction. Makes learning techniques enjoyable. Makes a somewhat difficult subject easier to understand.

  5. LISA

    May 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Dave Cross is really fantastic in presenting the material. He makes it very explanatory and fun to learn the material. Layers is the heart of the program and this video is highly recommended.

  6. Annette

    June 26, 2010 at 3:00 am

    I’m a 2-month long subscriber and enjoy this site very much; try to visit nearly every day and pick up a new tip or two. Videos like this are just great, but if I may offer a suggestion:

    Offer the 3-layered file for download so that the user can work along and practice. I realize that I can search my own files, but this, I think, would be very good for the beginner and helpful for others as well. It would just speed things along.

    Just a thought and thanks.


  7. Alan

    May 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I am just entering the world of layers and find the tutorial fascinating but a little fast to follow or even take notes. The tutorial starts with three separate layers of people on blank backgrounds. Forgive my ignorance but how did you achieve this first important step?
    Regards Alan

  8. Irene

    June 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’d like to see the first step too.
    This video is only helpful to advanced users.

  9. Tom

    June 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

    First class tutorial. I am a relative newcomer to Elements but this tutorial was very informative and Dave’s presentation was fun but he made the content very interesting. Keep up the good work.


  10. Eilleen

    April 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Hi, The videos that you have presented, plus the online magazine articles are terrific. Thank you so much, I would never haver managed PS elements without. Very informative site all round. Regards

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