Using Layers in Photoshop Elements 4, with Matt Kloskowski

Join Matt Kloskowski as he walks you through using one of the most revolutionary and important features in any digital imaging program.

Join Matt Kloskowski as he walks you through using one of the most revolutionary and important features in any digital imaging program. Learning how to use layers in Photoshop Elements will take your digital creativity to entire new levels.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Layers (Duration 07:22)

Today, we'll cover The basics of the layers palete and how to start using layers inside Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 2: Revealing the Layers Palette (Duration 07:02)

Take a closer look at the layers in the layers palette.

Lesson 3: Creating, Linking, Locking and Getting the Most from the Layers Palette (Duration 07:58)

More about moving layers around in your images.

Lesson 4: Working with Opacity and Layers (Duration 07:58)

Today's lesson covers the very important topic of opacity, which deals with the ability to see through certain parts of a layer.

Lesson 5: Getting the Most from Shape Layers and Custom Shapes (Duration 06:00)

Let's look at the flexibility and features around using shape layers and cust om shapes in your Photoshop Elements layers and images.

Lesson 6: Taking Custom Shapes Further (Duration 04:16)

See how we can take these shape layers even further and make them work like regular layers in Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 7: Cookie Cutter Layers and Techniques (Duration 05:41)

Examine cookie cuter layers and how easy they make it to add some nice borders and effects to your photos.

Lesson 8: Unlock the Power of Adjustment Layers (Duration 05:33)

One of the absolute coolest Layers features in Photoshop Elements - adjustment layers.

Lesson 9: Layer Masks Part 1 - The Ultimate Flexible Layer (Duration 07:07)

Layer Masks are the ultimate in layer flexibility inside Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 10: Layer Masks Part 2 - Using Brushes on Masks (Duration 10:00)

How to use brushes to get even more control when using layer masks.

Lesson 11: Layer Masks Part 3 - The Undocumented Features (Duration 08:49)

Now let's take a look at some of the undocumented featu res of layers masks.

Lesson 12: Fun With Layer Styles (Duration 07:11)

Layer styles are one-click wonders inside of Photoshop Elements.

Lesson 13: Editing Layer Style Settings (Duration 08:07)

A look at how to edit styles in case you don't like the default settings.

Lesson 14: Intro To Type Layers (Duration 09:00)

A look at some type layer basics and just how to add or edit a type layer in your layers palete.

Lesson 15: Creating Paragraph Type (Duration 05:28)

An easy way to create paragraphs with type.

Lesson 16: Advanced Type Layer Tools (Duration 06:32)

A deeper look at some of the other type - related features that are available to you.

Lesson 17: Introduction to Working with Blend Modes and Layers (Duration 08:06)

Learn about one of the most powerful tools to make layers work toget her - blend modes.

Lesson 18: Fix Lighting Problems With Blend Modes (Duration 07:32)

Learn how to use blend modes to restore and fix photos that are too dark or too light.

Lesson 19: Using Blend Modes to Enhance and Change Colors (Duration 06:44)

In this lesson you 'll learn how to use Blend modes to en hance and fix your photos.

Lesson 20: Creating Multi-photo Collages (Duration 08:22)

Learn a flexible way to do one of the most requested techniques in Photoshop Elements - multi-photo collages.

Lesson 21: Showing a Photo through Type or Shape Layers (Duration 07:04)

Find out how to make a photo appear inside of an object or type in Photoshop Elements.

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…

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