Organizing Layers

One of the benefits of using layers is that you can create different design effects by rearranging their order. Figure 2 contains the same layers as Figure 1, but they are arranged differently. Did you notice that the wreath is partially obscured by the gourds and the title text? This reorganization was created by dragging the Wreath layer below the Gourds layer and by dragging the Fall in New England layer below the Wreath layer on the Layers palette.

QUICKTIP

Did you notice the horizontal and vertical lines in the figures? Although you may find them distracting, these are moveable guides that you can use to help you place objects precisely. As you continue working in Photoshop, you'll find they are very useful—and soon you probably won't even notice them.

FIGURE 1

Image with multiple layers

FIGURE 1

Image with multiple layers

Layers palette list arrow

Position mouse over layer name to display full Type layer thumbnail

Image layer thumbnail

Layers palette list arrow

Position mouse over layer name to display full Type layer thumbnail

Image layer thumbnail

FIGURE 2

Layers rearranged

FIGURE 2

Layers rearranged

Wreath obscured

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