Photoshop – Layers Colors Brushes

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This video will explain layers a bit simpler for you

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Layers were introduced in Photoshop 3.0.

This totally revolutionized Photoshop. For the first time you could do complex compositions easily without having to be a channels guru.

I remember before layers, if a client wanted to make changes to a composition, or even change a font you were in big trouble.

There is a lot to layers and they will take some time to master. But they are not that difficult once you understand how they work.

In this tutorial I will explain the concept of layers, describe the features and walk you through a simple tutorial. Along the way I will throw in a few cool tips to help you work faster and easier.

Part 1. What is a Layer?

A layer is simply one image stacked on top of another.

Imagine I have a piece of paper and I paint it red. Then I take a peice of clear celophaine and paint a yellow circle, and lay it over the paper. Now I take another peice of cellophane and paint some blue type and laythat on top of the yellow circle. I now have a background (red) and 2 layers (yellow and blue.) Just like in the picture below.

A background with 2 layers.

This is how your image would look on the screen or when printed.

That is it!

The concept of layers is that simple. Photoshop uses the Layers Pallete to allow you to do this with your images.

More than one layer is called a composition.

Photoshop’s layers Pallete is a powerful tool that allows you do many special things to your layed compositions.

Lots of people who are not graphic artists have
problems with colors so this will help

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Color Charts

Create a folder under your graphics folder and save each one of these
color charts by right clicking on the file and save as.

Color Chart

Brushes are like the paint brush we use to paint and while we
will not use them a lot they are a very cool tool.

They are mainly used to do free hand work however we can use
them to highlight and create specific effect.

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Brushezy for a great Range of Brushes

Photoshop Brushes

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Photoshop – Layers Colors Brushes

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