Advice 1: How to separate the layers

When working on image using Photoshop you will have to create at least two layers. The more complex the pattern, the more layers. For ease of handling layers you can merge and disconnect. Adobe Photoshop offers several ways.
How to separate the layers
Instruction
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If you are working on a complex multi-layered composition, it will occupy a lot of space on the disk. When you try to send over the network the file format .psd you'll notice that he will eat up a big chunk of traffic, and to boot will be very long. To reduce the size of the file after the work on the picture is fully completed, you can merge all the layers into one. In the main menu, choose Layer ("Layer") and Flatten Image ("flatten").
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While working on the collage is not complete, you can merge together those layers that need to be processed together, or which have already finished. For this is the command Merge Down"to Merge the previous") and Merge Visible (Merge visible). In the first case merges adjacent layers, the second – those with whom there is an image of the eye. The same result can be achieved using Ctrl+E and Shift+Ctrl+E.
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To cancel the merge you can just before remember the current configuration file. After applying the command Save as (Save as) or Save ("Save") you will have to cut the image into slices, if you suddenly want to separate the layers.
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You can create temporary merge layers. In versions CS and below, note the checkbox next to the window where painted eyes (window of appearances). The active layer in this square there is a picture of the brush. Click on the empty squares next to the layers you want to link – you'll see a picture of chain links. To unlink a layer, click on the window with a chain next to it.
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To link layers in versions CS2 and higher, press and hold Ctrl or Shift and click on the desired levels, and then click on the chain in the bottom row of the palette layers. On the merged layers appears the corresponding image. To disconnect again press button chain.
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Layers can be combined into a group for convenience of work with them. In versions CS2 and CS3 select the layers and hit Ctrl+G. In older versions you first need to create a new group by clicking on the button with the folder at the bottom of the layers panel and then drag and drop the desired objects. To separate the layers by Shift+Ctrl+G or drag the mouse each layer separately.

Advice 2 : How to put a layer in photoshop

In the processing of pictures often want to do something unusual and original. For this we use a variety of brushes, filters, plugins, styles and other features of Adobe Photoshop. Another good way to achieve an interesting result is the use of layer blending modes. Their use can provide the most unusual and unexpected design options photos.
the final image
You will need
  • Adobe Photoshop, photography
Instruction
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First, open the photo in Adobe Photoshop. Adjust it as you like. Correct white balance, brightness, color, etc.
How to put a layer in photoshop
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Second, open your Adobe Photoshop in another photo. One that will create the effect. Best of all, if it is natural or urban landscape, something abstract, bright. Portraits and animals are unlikely to be suitable, but it depends on the problem you pose.
How to put a layer in photoshop
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Third, drag the second photo onto the first. To do this, use the move tool. Once you drag one photo into the other, align them so they were the same size. Use the tool "warp": select the different layer and press Ctrl+T. Drag the corners until the photo will not be the same.
How to put a layer in photoshop
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Here now for the actual way to apply. Right on the menu "layers" there is a window in which you see "ordinary" or "normal". In this window, and are all the blend modes of the layers. We will find the right option by selecting. It should be noted that "normal" is normal, in this mode nothing changes. In other modes is a lot of interesting things. Try all modes to see which is best suited for your photo. Don't forget to adjust the opacity and fill layer: sometimes they need to loosen in order to achieve the best effect.
How to put a layer in photoshop

Advice 3 : How to combine layers in photoshop

While working in Photoshop can accumulate a very large number of layers. Some of them are already fully developed and just create a lot of preventing operation. From the extra layers you need to get rid of. But, because you can't remove them? But they can merge or flatten.
How to combine layers in photoshop
You will need
  • Photoshop, picture, broken into layers.
Instruction
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In the illustration you can see that the picture is divided into many layers, not merged with each other. They are all named according to the items that they depict. Each layer can be adjusted and move around independently. Ie, right hand, for example, you can move to another place, redraw, delete, add effects, recolor. And all this does not affect other parts of the body of our "girls".
How to connect <b>layers</b> in photoshop
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But if you already brought all of the head to perfection, there is no point to keep them on separate layers. Combine we need layers. Arrange all the pieces in place. Hold down the Ctrl key and select all necessary to merge layers (in our case is the mouth, eyes, hair and head). Now click on any of them with the right mouse button. A menu will appear where at the bottom you should select "Merge layers". Now the head and all that goes with it, have merged and become one element. Rename this layer and name it "head". This is the first method of combining the layers.
How to connect <b>layers</b> in photoshop
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Now you can go the other way. This time we must unite sundress, arms and legs, i.e. to create the torso. Disable layers "head" and "background", removing his eyes from the window next to the layer. Click on one of the visible layers, right-click and select the menu item "Merge visible". Those layersthat have not been disabled, will merge into one. Name this layer "body".
How to connect <b>layers</b> in photoshop
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Was the last method is called "Mixing". It is used as the last step of the image. "The mix" brings together all layers of the document and fixes them. Turn on the layers "head" and "background". Click the right mouse button on any layer and select the menu "flatten". Now the image is connected. It is necessary to reduce the weight of a psd file.
How to connect <b>layers</b> in photoshop
Useful advice
Do not merge layers if there's any chance that you still may need separately.

Advice 4 : How to combine two layers in photoshop

If any element in the project, for example, beautifully decorated and the inscription, thanks to your efforts has taken the desired shape, it is possible to combine the components of this element (layers) together. In Adobe Photoshop you have the necessary tools.
How to combine two layers in photoshop
Instruction
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Open the program and create a new document: click the File menu (in the Russian version of "File") > New ("Create"), or use the hotkey Ctrl+N. In the resulting window, in the fields of Height (Height) and Width ("Width"), specify, for example, 500 in the Background field contents (the"Content background") set Transparent ("Transparent") and click OK. In the workspace of the program window will appear a new project.
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By default, the project already exists on one layer, which is nothing. Select tool Brush (Brush), using the settings panel (located under the file menu), adjust it on your own and draw something. Now this layer is not empty, it will contain what you have painted with a Brush.
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Select the Text tool ("Text"). Click with the left mouse button in an arbitrary part of the document. Enter from the keyboard an arbitrary label. Click the Commit any current edits ("Apply current edits"), which is located to the right of the tool options bar and shown in the show. Now you have another layer.
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Activate the tool Move (hot key V) and experiment with the arrangement of the layers. To begin the manipulation of a particular layer, it must first select: click on it with the left mouse button in the layer list. Keep in mind that after the layers are combined, such manipulation of each layer separately would be impossible.
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Combine the layers. This can be done in several ways. First – hold down Ctrl, select both layers by clicking on each of them with the left button, right-click the call drop-down menu and select Merge layers (Merge layers"). The second – the same as in the first case, select both layers, click the Layer menu (Layers) > Merge layers (Merge layers"). Third, select both layers and click Ctrl+E. If both layers are visible, i.e., to the left of each of them is seen with the eye icon, you can use the fourth method – press Ctrl+Shift+E.
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