Last updated on February 2nd, 2016
Photoshop layers are a wonderful way to create graphic design. The layers have in fact revolutionized the way designs are created. The Photoshop files can be placed as numerous layers to overlay them on each other. So, an image is usually made up of many layers when a designer works on them.
The designers have many advantages while working with the layers. The designers can crop parts of an image to edit it without touching other parts of the image. Layers serve as guiders for the designers to make the changes required in the images. Layers also allow the designers to move an image around and resize it or they can do many other editing jobs without damaging the original image.
As the layers have made it possible to move and edit images at will, the designers can now experiment with the images to create different effects. If you do not like the work, you can always go back to the original image to start again. An experienced designer can manipulate images through use of layers in uncountable ways. But here we show you some basics of using the layers.
In the first half of this tutorial, we show you how to create a business card by use of layers and in the second, you learn the basics of moving and editing images to give the effect of them being one picture in a single frame.
Open New Document and name it. Insert the number of Art boards you require for the design. Fill all other parameters of width, height, bleed etc.
Bring some images in the documents and click on layer 1 and layer 2. Here the image is of front and back sides of a business card
Click on Create New Layer to have a layer 3 for the image.
To get a background for the image, get layer options and fill your requirements. Here the color choice for background is brick red
Select Layers and get background and its color
Select whole of the frame for further action on the image
You get the backside of the business card as you click on layer 3
Get the image with background
Edit the image further
Select the text on the image of the backside of business card and click on layer 2
As you click on layer 2, you get a menu and fill your requirement of getting the layer in your choice of elements.
Now to remove Nea Décor Logo from the backside of the business card by selecting Path in the layer 2 menu
Select a style for the logo to be placed again on the back of the business card
Select the logo on the back and choose path from the layer menu
Click on layer 2 again to get the back and front side of the business card
Create a new layer 4
Open Layer Option and fill the requirements
Go to layer and get to Notes
Go to Text button on the left panel and select the text for its incorporation
The text appears on the bottom of the backside of the business card
Now, we show you how to increase or decrease the size of an image. Go to file menu and click on Browse in Bridge
Get an image with its variations and have its preview.
Select layer 1,2,3 for each image respectively
Select layer 2 for the image on the extreme right
After we have a layer for each image, select Opacity for the image on the right
Get Opacity for right, left and corner images
Now on selecting the movement tools and having the same opacity for all the three images, they seem to be in one picture frame together.
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