Layers in Photoshop CS2

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sananda, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I want to work on an old print and do so in layers.

    First, of all I have scanned in the photo and applied a levels adjustment layer. Then I made a new layer from the background and take out some spots from the wall in the photo. Next. I made a new layer from the background and try to work on the figures in the photo. But I'm not seeing the edits I'm making on the screen.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Perhaps you're editing a layer that is hidden under another one. Turn on and off the visibility of your various layers to see if your edits are in one of them.
     
  3. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But it seems to me that I can only see the effects of one layer at a time. Is that right? Or is there a way to see the cumulative effect of all the layers?
     
  5. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    You can view all the layers, assuming they're transparent, at once by selecting the visibility icon to the left of the layer.
     
  6. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Think of layers like a stack of transparencies (like sheets of acetate). Wherever there is "paint" on the transparency, you cannot see that area of any layers beneath it.
     
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