Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements

(Migrated from 6 years old blog) Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently.

The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation.  

Basic Element of PSE: Layers (What are Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements): Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently. The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation. : Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Editor, Layers: In above Image, all the layers are visible i.e. Image, Green Rectangle and Text on it... Notice that all layers are selected on right side of above image. This is a screen shot of Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor. Top three images have transparent area thats why other layers below it are visible... If would have used image as the top most layer, it would have no rectangle or text...

In above Image, all the layers are visible i.e. Image, Green Rectangle and Text on it... Notice that all layers are selected on right side of above image. This is a screen shot of Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor. Top three images have transparent area thats why other layers below it are visible... If would have used image as the top most layer, it would have no rectangle or text...

Basic Element of PSE: Layers (What are Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements): Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently. The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation. : Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Editor, Layers: In above screnshot, I have unchecked top two layers and now only image is visible... That effectively means that elements on unchecked layers will not be visible in ultimate view...

In above screnshot, I have unchecked top two layers and now only image is visible... That effectively means that elements on unchecked layers will not be visible in ultimate view...
Basic Element of PSE: Layers (What are Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements): Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently. The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation. : Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Editor, Layers: Middle Layer selected: That why only Rectangle is shown. Background like this with small white and grey squares mean transparent area... Final result would be a green rectangle...

Middle Layer selected: That why only Rectangle is shown. Background like this with small white and grey squares mean transparent area... Final result would be a green rectangle...

Basic Element of PSE: Layers (What are Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements): Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently. The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation. : Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Editor, Layers: Only Top Layer Visible : Only text is visible now...

Only Top Layer Visible : Only text is visible now...

Basic Element of PSE: Layers (What are Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements): Layers are like stacked, transparent sheets of glass on which you can create images. You can see through the transparent areas of a layer to the layers below. You can work on each layer independently. The image below has three layers. The photo is on the background layer, a semi-transparent rectangle is on the layer above the background layer, and the topmost layer contains text. Notice highlighted areas in each image shown below their relation. : Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Editor, Layers: Top is unchecked thats why we see blank rectangle above actual image...Will post a detailed post on Layers with good examples soon...

Top is unchecked thats why we see blank rectangle above actual image.

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