Photoshop for Total Beginners 10

Working With Layers

Open image in Photoshop.

Now click on the Text icon in the Tools panel , click somewhere on the sand area in the picture and type something. Adding text will automatically create a new text layer.

Now press and hold down the Ctrl key and click on the text layer thumbnail in the layers panel to select all the text we wrote.

Now with the text selected, press and hold down the Ctrl key and click on the background layer thumbnail in the layers panel to move the selection to the background. Now with the background selected go to the menu bar: Layer – New – Layer via Copy

This will now have created a new layer.

So now in order for us to actually see what we did, we need to move the new layer to a different location on the picture. Highlight the newly created layer (in my case Layer 1). Click on the move tool in the tools panel .

(When the move tool is selected, you will be able to move what ever element is highlighted in the layers pane.)

There are different ways to move a selected element around, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard or you can click and drag (the element around) with your mouse.

1) Left click (and hold the left mouse button down) the text and drag it up into the sky area.
or
2) Press the up arrow key on your keyboard repeatedly.

Now let us hide the original text layer by clicking on the eye next to the text layer.

And here is what we got.

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