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Editing Toolbox: Working with Layers for Pet Photographers (5 parts) Part 5

editing toolbox free editing tutorials Jun 24, 2022

By Charlotte Reeves

Organising Layers

Understanding layers is essential for anyone who wants to do more than the basics in Photoshop. We've had so many requests for this topic that I've created a special 5-part Editing Toolbox series focusing on everything you need to know as a pet photographer, about Photoshop layers.

In this fifth and final episode, we tie up a few loose ends. We’ll look at merging layers and flattening your image, when and how to use Smart Objects and finally, how to filter and search through your layers if you need to find a layer quickly.

Feel free to skip through the video using the chapter links below, or watch from start to finish for a complete overview.

0:00 Introduction

1:00 Flattening layers

1:25 Merging layers

2:13 Using Smart Objects

3:55 Filtering layers

4:59 Searching for layers

5:40 Flattening all layers

Watch the rest of the videos in this free 5 part series: 

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

If you like these quick tutorials, you'll love our premium Unleashed Edits - full start-to-finish editing tutorials in Lightroom and Photoshop. These are available in our membership (along with a tonne of amazing pet photography education). We hope to see you there!

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