Working with Layers

Working with Layers

Layers are fundamentally important in most photo editing project. In this tutorial series you’ll learn the basics of layers and how you can use layers for various photo editing projects.

Part 1 of 6: An Introduction to Layers

This is the first tutorial in our Working with Layers series. Layers are fundamentally important in most photo editing projects, and can be used in many different ways and for many different purposes.


Part 4 of 6: The Small but Powerful Tutorial on Layer Opacity

This is the fourth tutorial in our Working with Layers series. Now that you are familiar with how to use various blend modes, we’ll show you how to adjust the layer opacity to get just the right effect.

Part 2 of 6: Background, Raster, Vector and Art Media Layers

This is the second tutorial in our Working with Layers series. Now that you have learned the basics about how layers work and how they are used for photo editing projects, this tutorial provides a more in-depth look at the various types of layers you can create in PaintShop Pro.


Part 5 of 6: How to Use Layers to Create a Collage

This is the fifth tutorial in our Working with Layers series. In this video we’ll walk you through a simple, hands-on project that will get you familiarized with using layers. You’ll learn how to create a color background and how to add several new images to this background.

Part 3 of 6: Blend Modes and How They Work

This is the third tutorial in our Working with Layers series. You can create interesting effects by using different blend modes to change the way the pixels on one layer blend with pixels on underlying layers. In this tutorial you’ll learn about the various blend modes, what effects they produce, and when you would use them.


Part 6 of 6: How to Use Layers to Create Dynamic Photos

This is the sixth and final tutorial in our Working with Layers series. Now that you have learned how layers work, how to use the various blend modes, and how to manipulate layers to achieve the results you want, you will be able to edit images at a whole new level. Learn how to enhance your photo, how to apply different effects like Local Tone Mapping, how to use blend modes and how to erase parts of your image.

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