Chapter 8

Working with Special Layer Functions

Video:  "Photoshop CS6 Tutorial:  Introduction to Layers - Part 1" [10:27]
Learn the basics of using layers with Adobe Photoshop CS6 [Note:  this is a review from layers in Digital Design 1A]

Video:  "Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Introduction to Layers (Part 2)" [13:01]
Continue with the basics of using layers with Adobe Photoshop CS6, including an actual example; also an introduction to adjustment layers and layer masks

Video:  "Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Introduction to Layers - Layer Masks (Part 3)" [9:31]
Continue with the basics of using layers with Adobe Photoshop CS6, including an in-depth discussion of layer masks


  • Introduction - Working with Special Layer Functions
  • Lesson 1 - Use a Layer Mask with a Selection
  • Lesson 2 - Work with Layer Masks and Layer Content
  • Lesson 3 - Control Pixels to Blend Colors
  • Lesson 4 - Eliminate a Layer Mask
  • Lesson 5 - Use an Adjustment Layer
  • Design Tip:  Understanding Adjustment Panel Controls
  • Lesson 6 - Create a Clipping Mask
  • Skills Review
  • Project Builder 1
  • Project Builder 2
  • Design Project
  • Portfolio Project