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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature, Second Edition by Matt Kloskowski

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Chapter Nine. Smart Layers

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In previous versions of Photoshop (CS3 and CS4), Adobe started doing some really neat things with layers. They’re making them indestructible. This means that you can now do things to layers like transforming, resizing, warping, and replacing—non-destructively. This always gives you an out and always gives you a way back, in case something in your image changes as time goes on. In Photoshop CS5, you can even apply a filter to a layer and then go back to change the filter settings at any time. So, the moral of this story is that Photoshop’s layers keep getting smarter and smarter. Turn the page and read this chapter ...

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