Layers in Photoshop determine the order in which different objects are displayed. All awesome photos you see which are created with Adobe Photoshop involves multiple layers. In order to understand the basics of working with the layers you need to follow the steps mentioned below.
Naming or Renaming a Layer.
- 1st of all you need to open an existing file or create a new document.
- Once it is done go to the layers panel and there click on the Eye icon located next to each layer.
- Now double click on the layer which you want to give a new name or rename.
- After entering the new name press Enter key in order to ensure that the layer’s name has been assigned.
Moving a Layer
In order to move a layer in upwards or downwards direction you need to drag the layer in the required direction. And once the required position is reached just release the mouse button so that the layer can acquire the new position.
Duplicating a Layer
In order to duplicate a layer you need to follow these steps.
- In the Layers panel you need to right click on the the layer you want to duplicate and then click on Duplicate Layer.
- In the Duplicate Layer Dialog box enter the name of the newly created layer.
- Click OK button and the new duplicate layer will be added.
Creating a new Layer
In order to create a new layer in any Photoshop project you need to follow these steps.
- Click on the Layer menu and then point to New and after that click on Layer.
- Once you click on Layer a New Layer dialogue box will appear where you have to type in the name of the layer in Name box.
- Click OK to ensure that the required operating has been completed.
You can also create a new layer by clicking on Create a New Layer button which is located at the bottom of Layers panel.