Photoshop Basics - Layering
You’re new to Photoshop. You want to make fancy photos like your friend did, but you have no idea where to start. You managed to get a copy, and yet you stare at the white workspace unknowing what to do. This article will teach you some Photoshop basics. You’ll see the same stuff across all Photoshop product (except Lightroom) and even GIMP. It comes as no surprise when the first thing you need to learn about Photoshop is layering.
So what is layering? Layering is a way to paste multiple items on your picture without destroying the original. Think of it as a scrapbook. You paste a photo onto it. Then you add ribbons and laces, even stardust perhaps to make it colorful. Photoshop is a lot like that.
As you can see from the above pictures, moving a layer will cause another layer to overlap the current layer.
If you want to disable a layer to see what it would look like without it, just uncheck the ‘eye’ from the layer.
Simple? Hope these 3 pictures are enough to help you to get started. More Photoshop tips coming soon!