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How to create layers in Photoshop
One of the first things that people who are new to Photoshop get confused about, is how to create layers. Its very simple!
Open Photoshop, and create a new image - or if you already have a photo shop file (.PSD), load that.
If you already have an image loaded into Photoshop, skip the first stage below.
Stage 1 - Creating a new image in Photoshop
To create a new image, select "File" from the top menu bar, then "New".
In the popup box that appears, give your image a name. Dont worry about the preset - leave this as is.
Enter an image size (width and height) and select OK.
Stage 2 - Adding a layer to the image
Now we have an image, we can simply add a new layer to it. This is done simply. Select "layer" from the top menu, and "new layer".
Give your layer a descriptive name. This is a good habit to get into - when you are working with Photoshop files which contain "many" layers, you will be glad you did.
Now you have an image with more then one layer, you will need to be able to manipulate the layers. This is done by selecting the layer you wish to work with, using the layers box.
Now the layer is selected, you can work with it :)
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