To add a new layer or layer set and specify options:

1 Do one of the following:

• Choose Layer > New > Layer or Layer > New > Layer Set.

• Choose New Layer or New Layer Set from the Layers palette menu.

• Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the New Layer button or New Layer Set button in the Layers palette.

• Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) the New Layer button or New Layer Set button in the Layers palette to add a layer below the currently selected layer.

2 Set layer options, click OK:

• Name to specify a name for the layer or layer set. (See "Renaming layers" on page 292.)

• Group with Previous Layer to create a clipping group. This option is not available for layer sets. (See "Creating clipping groups" on page 319.)

• Color to assign a color to the layer or layer set. (See "Color coding layers" on page 292.)

• Mode to specify a blending mode for the layer or layer set. (See "Choosing a blending mode" on page 296.)

• Opacity to specify an opacity for the layer or layer set. (See "Setting layer opacity" on page 295.)

• (Photoshop) Fill with Mode-neutral color to fill the layer with a preset, neutral color. (See "Filling new layers with a neutral color" on page 296.)

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