Advice 1: How to swap layers in Photoshop

Moving layers is one of the basic operations needed when working with most of the files in Photoshop. There are at least three ways to change the places of the layers in this photo editor.
How to swap layers in Photoshop
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • file with multiple layers.
The most obvious way to change the order of layers in a document open in Photoshop is to drag the layer to a new position using the mouse. To do this, click with the left mouse button on the layer you want to move in the layers palette and, without releasing the left button, drag the layer to a new position. If you want to move multiple layers at once, select them by holding down Ctrl and move the mouse.
Drag and drop layers the mouse is quite comfortable and clearly, but may not be suitable for all occasions. If at the very top in the layers palette of your document is not layer, and a group, to fit one of the lower layers is higher in this group, you will have to use teams from the group Arrange (Organize) menu Layer ("Layer").In order to move the selected layer to the top, use the command Bring to Front (Move to front). Team Bring Forward (bring forward) moves the selected layer one position up. As you might guess, the command Send Backward ("Send backward" will send the selected layer down one position, and the command Send to Back (Send to back) moves the selected layer or multiple layers, where the bottom position in the layers palette.If you need to change the order of layers on the opposite, select those layers and use the command in Reverse ("Reverse").
If you work in the graphic editors you're used to use keyboard combinations to move selected layer to the foreground apply hotkey Shift+Ctrl+]. To raise the layer up one position, press Ctrl+]. Ctrl+[ lowers the selected layer one position, and Shift+Ctrl+[ drag the layer that you are working on the bottom position.Using these keyboard shortcuts, you can move not only layersbut also groups of layers.

Advice 2 : How to apply layer upon layer

Work in the graphic editor photoshop in no small measure involves working with layers. Superimposing one layer on another, you can combine images to achieve different effects, to create stylish pictures.

Overlay layers in photoshop allows you to create stylish effects
Take the two original images. A regular photo.
And a picture with the texture that we'll apply to our photos in different modes.
Our texture
We reduce the two image into one layered file, on which we will work. All the actions we will perform in the Layers panel. The image of the soldier is located downstairs and is called the Bottom Layer, the texture top – to- Top Layer. In the top panel is a drop down menu with various blend modes. By default there is a Normal mode in which a single layer just covers the other, the viewer in the picture sees only the image of the Top Layer. Now let's play with the blending modes of the layers.
The Layers panel with the desired layers
All modes are divided into groups. For example, we take one mode from the group. The layer blend mode Multiply used to give photos the shadows, the effect can be compared to viewing the image through colored glass, the resulting picture will always be darker than the original.
The Multiply Mode
Mode same Screen, which is in the next group, will give a different effect, the image is significantly brightened, as if he was illuminated by the flashlight.
Screen Mode
In Overlay mode, dark pixels are even more obscured, light become even lighter. This mode adds photos of effectiveness and is used in many art techniques.
Mode Overlay
Mode Difference based on the subtraction of colours and creates the semblance of negativity. The brighter the original image, the more interesting it can get the final effect.
Mode Difference
Mode Hue changes the overall color tone without affecting the grayscale, with this mode you can make the sky red and the grass blue, or just to stylize the photo.
Mode Hue
We have considered only some of the blending modes of the layers to each other. Try to play with layers, don't be afraid to experiment, not like a result easy to remove, changing from one mode to the other. Do not forget also about the possibility of varying the transparency of layers. Playing with layers allows you to transform a photo in literally one mouse click. A little practice, you will understand how one mode differs from another, and will be able to apply that knowledge.
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