Photoshop CS4 Tutorial : Understanding Layers (Beginner)

A short tutorial using Photoshop CS4, on understanding how layers work. I have started a new Photoshop Tutorial channel here:
Video Rating: 4 / 5

More videos coming soon….

39 Responses to “Photoshop CS4 Tutorial : Understanding Layers (Beginner)”

  1. Christine Hodges says:

    This was so easy to understand THANK YOU!!!!!?

  2. funincluded says:

    Hmm… I was kind expecting to be shown how to layer photos, because it is
    not intuitive to me

  3. Fish Bones says:

    thanks you awesome (better than my ICT teacher πŸ˜‰

  4. stormerz2 says:

    can u give me the link for downloading this photoshop plz??

  5. zPsYcHoProductions says:


  6. Angela Runnels says:

    What if I don’t want to use layers? I just want to make a shape design for
    my class, but every time I draw a new shape, the last one disappears. Is
    there a way to make a flat image, where all my layers are together?

  7. Pizzero83 says:

    I’m wondering… how can you copy one layer from one document to another. I
    see you have an “Untitled” document next to the pineapple. Let’s say you
    want to take the yellow lines *layer2* to the other document. How can you
    achieve that?

  8. woolzytheindieboi says:

    thank you πŸ™‚

  9. quienmas25 says:

    thank you now i understand what they are for!

  10. 8MCDonalds8 says:

    this def helps. i thought it was something like that but not exactly like
    that. like plexi glass or saran wrap or glass or, etc. pretty cool to know
    now. 5 stars

  11. kararioriginal says:

    yay thanx!

  12. Pamela Ball says:

    good tutorial.

  13. SzukiRacer says:

    How do you highlight specific areas with the mouse like you do? (The yellow

  14. 360SuperComedy says:

    @XTN94 search on youtube

  15. funincluded says:

    I’m stuck on that too… any solution?

  16. rubyat salim says:

    gr8 job dude!!

  17. TaylorSwift34545451 says:

    I really want to download Photoshop but for some reason it wont let me. T_T

  18. sallie6 says:

    thank you – NOW I get it! your tutorial was very easy to understand πŸ™‚ xxx

  19. Cesar Perez Cortes says:

    excellent video demo…as basic as it is

  20. aerochik23 says:

    @funincluded found it out XD Press “place” on “file” in one of the tabs on
    the top ;D

  21. ljfleming8 says:

    Great simple explaination of layers. Thanks!

  22. ndngirl333 says:

    pretty simple. thanks. πŸ™‚

  23. philsays says:

    cheers for that. simple explanation is exactly what i was looking for.

  24. Mikkeyl Loyard says:

    what if you have more complicated backround? like in the middle of the
    drawing? how to remove it?

  25. erikaparismexic says:

    Press Alt + Click to define the area!

  26. ?? Kuran says:

    Yeah….dont work for me what so ever. Just pretty much works like a eraser
    for me.

  27. Brittany Groff says:

    Thank you!! Remember to hold down ALT when you click on a space you want to
    clone first. And make sure it’s away from anything you don’t want to clone
    by accident. Like well away. Those are things I completely forgot before I
    watched this video. Thank you!!

  28. Toufy Tawfick says:

    @ashscootash use a text box after u do this

  29. DestinyGamingEU says:

    Nice subscribed (Y) πŸ˜€

  30. thetechscoop says:

    doesn’t work for me when i press alt it comes up with a zom in and zoom out

  31. Aimad Lune says:

    thank you, that was helpful for me

  32. adamhicks12345678910 says:

    Thanks man

  33. Goran sherko says:

    thanks dear!

  34. TheCubeFilms says:

    depends how desperately you want prison

  35. Paul-Octave HΓ©bert says:

    Great video! Loved watching it!

  36. Little Devil says:

    Hey I have a question. I tried to do this with the paint brush because the
    background is completely red. One it worked but the second time I tried it
    didn’t work. And I noticed that the text is another layer but I remove it
    and it doesn’t go away. Could you help me ? It would be nice if you could
    anwser before the 19 th. Thank you in advence if you do Sorry for any
    mistakes that I made.

  37. wealthyvirgie says:

    how can i get this for free?

  38. Rares Rab says:

    Yes, it’s easy to remove it from an area like that (in the corner) becouse
    that part of picture resembles very much with another part of the picture,
    but what if the text was over the pen? (the sites who put their text over a
    picture they put it ussualy over the main part, not in corner, like
    Shuterstock) This tutorial is good, but you coulnd’t do the trick if the
    text was covering the pen πŸ˜‰

  39. IaguCool says:

    I’m just wondering why you’d use the Eraser Tool to remove the extras, when
    you could simply use Rectangular Marquee Tool -> Select the area outside
    the image -> Delete πŸ˜€

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