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

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

By Discovery Center Team

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.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series on Working with Layers in PaintShop Pro.

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Comments (2)

  • John Selmer Sr. Reply

    I now have a vague idea of how to use layers, very vague. In PSP 10, I was able to click on a folder in my archives and drag the whole folder in as seen in the bottom of tutorial 6. I still don’t know how to bring in all the pictures I want to work with. I noticed the pictures you used were in the manage pallet but there is no mention of how to get them there, I think maybe first I’ll have to make a folder with the pictures I want to use. Then try some way to bring that folder into the manage pallet. actually I know basically how to use layers in 3 other programs, but could not figure how to get the pictures I want for a composite into the edit format. I am going to try now making a folder of the pictures I want, and trying to click and drag it into edit. I really wish you would start AT THE VERY BEGINNING when teaching how to do something and not somewhere in the middle assuming that I knew how to get to the middle already.

    June 5, 2016 at 9:21 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello John,

      Thank you for the feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve our tutorials, and will be sure to take this into consideration.

      We also covered importing folders of images into PaintShop Pro in our Getting Started tutorial, which you can find here:

      Hope this helps!

      June 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

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