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Articles tagged with working with layers

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Three Layer Magic

By Karen Brockney  ·  January 20th, 2013

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Do you have any dull digital images that need a basic pick-me-up? With just three simple layers, Karen walks you through how to take a gray, flat image and give it a much-needed boost!

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Creating a Basic Layout

By Dave Cross  ·  June 14th, 2012

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If you’ve ever needed help creating a quick page layout for your photos, Dave takes the mystery out of the whole process with a slew of handy layer tips.

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The Instagram Effect, Part 2

By Elizabeth LePage  ·  April 2nd, 2012

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In this 2nd Instagram-inspired video, Elizabeth shows you how to recreate one of the most popular filters, “Earlybird.”

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The 3 Most Useful Blend Modes, Part 3

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  March 5th, 2012

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In Part 3 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use the last of the most important blend modes: Overlay and Soft Light.

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The 3 Most Useful Blend Modes, Part 2

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  February 27th, 2012

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In Part 2 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use another one of the most important blend modes: Screen.

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The 3 Most Useful Blend Modes, Part 1

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  February 20th, 2012

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In Part 1 of a 3-part series, Matt takes you through how to use one of the most important blend modes: Multiply.

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Handy Layer Tips

By Dave Cross  ·  August 8th, 2011

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Following up on a recent video, “Working with Multiple Text Layers,” Dave offers up some useful tips for working with layers.

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Quick Layer Tips

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  April 14th, 2011

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Mike Rodriguez shares a number of tips for working with layers.

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P.E.T.’s Best Tips and Tricks for Photoshop Elements

By P.E.T. Staff  ·  January 5th, 2011

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50 of our favorite time-saving tricks to help you speed through everyday tasks like managing layers, styling text, setting up new documents, drawing selections, and more.

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Draw Attention to Objects in a Photo

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  October 15th, 2010

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Matt’s easy technique lets you add emphasis to key elements inside a photo.

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Create a Reusable Photo Frame

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  August 6th, 2010

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Matt uses the Magic Extractor tool and some quick layers work to create a cool picture frame from a stock photo.

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Composite Image with Layers

By Corey Barker  ·  July 15th, 2010

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Work on your layer chops and create a cool composite effect with Corey’s technique.

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Textured Text with Multiple Type Layers

By Dave Cross  ·  June 7th, 2010

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Dave shows a number of ways to get a textured look to text when working with multiple type layers.

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Make a Retro-looking Background Using Stripes

By Dave Cross  ·  February 8th, 2010

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Dave shows you a simple technique for creating a retro-looking background for text or a photo.

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Creative Cut-Outs

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 2nd, 2009

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Mike shows you how to create a great cut-out photo effect, using the skills taught in our Layers 101 article in the May/June issue.

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Layers 101: Understanding Elements’ Foundation

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  May 5th, 2009

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The foundation of Photoshop Elements is the layer, so a good grasp of what they are and how they work is vital for taking that next leap in your Elements education.

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Create a Template File for Easy Repeating

By Dave Cross  ·  September 17th, 2008

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Dave shows you how to set up a file that contains elements that can be used on other images without having to recreate it each time.

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Elements Q & A

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  September 5th, 2008

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Elements Q & A: Layer tips, using the Crop tool.

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Tips & Tricks (July/August 2008)

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  July 1st, 2008

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Lasso tips; making the bounding box disappear; Dodge tool; Camera Raw defaults; adjust layer thumbnail size.

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Lights Out: Transform A Daytime Image Into Nighttime

By Terry Noonan  ·  November 7th, 2007

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In this project, we’ll combine two images together to change the day into night, then sprinkle it with a dash of nostalgia for a nice afterglow.

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