In today's session of photoshop, we will learn layer that where and how it is used.
first option, in layer menu is new which includes layer,
which means if you want to add new layer, you can do that from here,
'shift control N' is its shortcut key,
also clicking from here can add a new layer.
after that, in layer comes 'layer from background',
which means if you want to convert the layer into background so you can
like from here after opening the lock, i have made it a normal layer.
if again want to convert in the background layer, then go in the layer which includes a new background from the layer.
next comes the group,
What happens in a group?
if you want more than one layer together in one group so we will do group in layer.
Benefit, of this is if different layers has different objects and want to move all of them together to scale or to do such things then group is appreciated,
see i will take some layers here in which i am making some objects.
for example, i made rectangle in layer 1, ellipse in layer 2 in this way,
i want these two different objects in different layers to be in one group
see both of them are different layers and different objects,
i want both of them together in single group,
so we will do it from layer in group
click ok here,
as i will do this group, see here one group is turned on,
lets keep this upside
Now whatever layer you need in a group, you need to add them in the group box.
we will add those layer in group,
see as i am adding layer 2 in group box, in this way and adding layer 1 as well
In this way you can add many more layers.
now i have selected group 1
see both of them can now move together and even transform together as well,
benefit to keep objects in the group is you can edit them individually as well
For example, I am selecting layer one inside the group.
now if i want to do editing in this, i can
which means we can edit together as well as individually too.
if you want to remove the grouped layers from the group,
so you don't need to do anything, just Simply select the layer, after selecting, drag outside the group, in this way
Now the layer one isn't in the group okay?
if you will do Group, only layer 2 is in group,
if you want to delete the group, you can select the group and directly delete from here.
As you will proceed to delete, here it will ask you to delete 'group and contents' which means, group and all layers included in group or group only or cancel.
here we will select group only
After that option which comes in layers is, group from layers which is similar to group.
what you had to do in group create a group box inside the layer and then drag the different layers inside it
but in group from layers, layers will directly get added to the group.
for example, i will select this layer among these two layers, after selecting, in layer > new > group from layers
as you will do this, layers will automatically go in the group
which means, i don't have to drag and add layers separately.
after that in layers, layer via copy which means control J.
what happens from control J ?
if you want to create duplicate of the layer then you can use control J.
as i am doing here control J,
see here duplicate of this object is created, see in this way
you can do, in this way or press alter and pull it in this way.
see on more copy of this is created
do this or control J, both are same
even here comes the duplicate layer, that is also same, here you can create duplicate of the layer in this way
if you want to delete layer, delete it in this way,
or you can press delete key in the keyboard to delete.
we will learn about copy merge,
first of all, let's understand what happens with copy merge?
if you have objects in more than one layer then the common area in all the layers, that you have to copy it and merge and want to paste it in New layer so copy merge is used.
as you can see here i have two different layers over here, i am selecting this much part through selection tool and selecting both the layers as well by pressing shift,
i want to merge this common area and paste it in one layer,
so i will go in edit and do here copy merge,
And add new layer from here.
This is new layer, from here we can create new layers,
In this layer, i will go here and paste.
See the common area that we selected is pasted here,
And both have become one object
Which means, i merged two different objects in one object.
So with copy merge, we can merge two different objects in single layer.
After that here comes, paste special.
First, option is paste in place, now i will select this much portion here
After selecting, let's copy it from edit
After copying, let's take new layer
In new layer, the place from which we copied, i want to paste same object at exactly same place,
So go here in edit, we will select paste in place,
See it has pasted at the same place.
What will ‘paste into’ do?
If you want to paste any object in the part that you have selected then paste into is used.
See i am selecting this much area, after selecting, thing that we copied, for same thing, go in edit > paste special > paste into,
See this has pasted into that space. okay?
Similarly, ‘paste outside’,
Paste outside means, the area that you have selected, leaving that area, i want to paste my copied object in the rest portion so paste outside is used,
See i am selecting this much portion, edit > paste special > here i am selecting paste outside,
See this much portion was selected, you can paste in all of the rest of the portion except the selected portion.
Now what will happen with clear?
If you wish to delete the area that you have selected, the clear from here.
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