About layers

Layers allow you to edit and design using a non-destructive methodology. This gives you maximum flexibility for your photographic projects.

What are layers?

You can think of layers as being like sheets of paper that are stacked one on top of the other. Transparent areas of a layer reveal the layer below, while opaque parts of a layer obscure the layers below.

All layer management is carried out from the Layers Panel.

Here are some important points regarding layers:

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The effect of layer order on a document.

Types of layer

There are several types of layers that can be created:

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