Part 1 of 6: An Introduction to Layers

Part 1 of 6: An Introduction to Layers

By Discovery Center Team

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. In this tutorial you’ll learn:

  • what are layers and why you would use them
  • how to find and use the Layers Palette in PaintShop Pro
  • what types of layers you can create

In our next tutorial we’ll go into more detail about the different types of layers you can create – Background, Raster, Vector and Art Media.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (5)

  • Stephen714 Reply

    Couldn’t you publish these tutorials as pdf’s so that they can be read later and easily referred to. These videos are cute but nothing much is learned from videos and that’s a fact.

    March 18, 2018 at 7:34 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Stephen,

      Thank you for the feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of our tutorials, and have passed your comments on to our tutorial team for their consideration.

      Discovery Center Team

      March 19, 2018 at 12:22 am
      • smiffy37 Reply

        Was this ever implemented ? I too prefer the written word so that I can easily refer to it any time. I find the videos frustrating as I have to keep stopping and starting to make my own notes. I am 81 and need all the help I can get!

        January 9, 2019 at 6:36 am
  • mike Reply

    I took multiple Images of meteoroids, how do I put the trails onto just one image. Can this program do this?

    November 14, 2017 at 10:15 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Mike,

      You certainly could! The short explanation is that you would stack the images on top of each other as layers, make sure they are lined up to your satisfaction, and then blend the photos together to get all of your meteoroid tails to appear in one image. Here is a tutorial that uses photo blending to do exactly what you are trying to do (except with kittens!): https://learn.corel.com/tutorials/photo-blending/

      Hope this helps,
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      November 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

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