Layers are such an important part of Photoshop that I don’t think you can ever learn enough tips and tricks around working with them. This week I’ve put together 7 of my favorite layer-related tips. Enjoy!
7 Must Have Photoshop Layer Tips
Mar 4, 2022 | Photoshop, Tutorials | 24 comments
Superb, short, and to the point tutorial as always Matt!
Especially liked the last tip of how to change the Layer panel sizes – that has always bugged me. Now I know where and how to change the size.
And thank you for not having distracting music in the background! Makes for a clear and concise video. Your audio is perfect 🙂
Cheers and thanks!
Frederic in Montréal.
Love all the courses we have gotten from you! skys etc…Keep up the good work! always useful great short youtube videos too!
Thanks Matt! I’m working through your PS system class now and it’s exactly what I wanted! Like your vids.
Excellent once again great tips
Great tips, thanks once again.
Hey Matt … very helpful. A little fast but it’s short and I can watch it and practice a few times. Layers are my challenge … any improvement of my understanding of them is a big plus. Thanks for providing this! Your reminder that you spend two hours on layers in the PS course is sending me to a rewatch of that!
Loved this one – and also the Lightroom Tips. I’m an enthusiastic hobbyist and appreciate your making complex, out-of-the-way techniques understandable.
Again, I always learn something from you! The zooming in and out and the eyeball functions. THANKS! off to view the video on Lightroom tips!
Thought I knew layers. Not! Some of your layer tips are great precursors to image mergers and blending designs. You are absolutely correct…layers are the key to creative design. Thanks!
Matt, love your tutorials and generous sharing spirit. It would be so helpful if your tutorials could be downloaded like a podcast so they could be watched while traveling.
Hi Linda, I just checked the youtube site and if you buy into the premium youtube you can download the tutorials. I do not do that, if I ( and I almost always do) need to learn or need a refresh, I just go back MK’s youtube tutorials and watch it again. I also go back to one of my courses from MK and watch that lesson again. Good luck and safe travels.
Hi Matt, I am taking your PS course at this time. PS is hard to learn for me, however I will keep working on learning how to do my needed edits in it. I do have a question and I could ask it on the Group site, however since I am here I will ask it. I do not want the Camera Raw editor to open when I open a photo in PS. I went to the preferences and unchecked the box to use Camera Raw but it still opens when I open a photo in PS. I am not sure why it does that when the box is not checked. Any help would be appreciated. BTW I just purchased Topaz AI Sharpen using your discount code. Its on sale for $59.99 and with your discount I got it for $50.99. Thanks for saving me the extra $9.00 dollars. I now have Denoise and Sharpen. I will have to get your courses to learn both programs.
Stay Safe and Take Care.
Hey Joe. Camera Raw will always open if you try to open a raw photo in to Photoshop. You can’t change this. Hope all is well.
Thank you Matt.
I have be working my thought my photoshop class! This is great help Matt !! Thank you
You mentioned a two hour deeper dive into layers. I don’t see a link to it. Could you please send me that link as well as price?
Hi Peter. https://mattk.com/photoshopsystem
Thank you so much! These tips are very helpful and clear.
Very good, as always. I always learn something from your videos.
I have both courses and am learning lots. This little gem helped me recall tips thast had faded.
Thank you Matt. Wonderful review (and reminders!!!!) for your “old-timers.” Appreciated!
You can also move a layer from one file to the other pic by grabbing it from the layer panel and dropping into the second one. I find it easier to just undock one of them, but you also can tile the pics.
Nice job Matt…..I learned a few great tips that I did not know. We miss your traveling workshops here is Florida. I remember going to most of them when you were working with Scott Kelby. You filled the large auditoriums at convention centers.