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Teach Yourself Visually™: Photoshop® Elements 8 by Mike Wooldridge

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Chapter 8. Layer Basics

You can separate the elements in your image so you can move and transform them independently of one another. You can accomplish this by placing them in different layers.

Layer Basics
  • What Are Layers? 144

  • Create and Add to a Layer 146

  • Hide a Layer 148

  • Move a Layer 149

  • Duplicate a Layer 150

  • Delete a Layer 151

  • Reorder Layers 152

  • Change the Opacity of a Layer 154

  • Link Layers 155

  • Merge Layers 156

  • Rename a Layer 157

  • Create a Fill Layer 158

  • Create an Adjustment Layer 160

  • Blend Layers 162

What Are Layers?

A Photoshop Elements image can consist of multiple layers, with each layer containing different objects in the image.

When you open a digital camera photo or ...

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