Layers and Selections in Photoshop Touch
Learn the fundamentals about using layers and selections to create a photo collage.
1. After selecting the "Layers & Selections" tutorial, press "Begin Tutorial" to start. Tap the small circle on the blue tree layer thumbnail to hide it. Tap the circle again to show it.
2. Press and drag the blue tree layer thumbnail down below the red sand layer thumbnail.
Tip: Layer thumbnails are stacked from top to bottom. To change layer order drag layer thumbnails up or down in the stack. A white box around the layer thumbnail indicates the active layer.
3. Tap the red layer thumbnail to select it.
4. Tap the top of the toolbar and slide finger down to select the Marquee selection tool.
Tip: Tap the top of the toolbar to toggle between the current tool and other tools. Drag your finger through the tools to view and select them. Drag and slide right to select the nested tools.
5. Drag a tall thin rectangle on the right side of the image. The moving border indicates a selection.
6. Press and hold inside the selection, then slide around to reposition it in the upper right of the image.
Tip: When moving a selection, you are moving the selection area NOT selected pixels. To move the pixels in a selected area, use the Transform tool.
7. To remove the red image outside of the selection, tap Edit > Extract.
8. To deselect the area, tap once outside the selection or choose Select > Deselect.
9. Tap the blue layer thumbnail to make it the active layer.
10. Create a selection rectangle that is a bit too large. Tap the Remove from Selection Mode button.
11. Drag around the area of the selection that you want to trim away.
12. To remove the blue image outside of the selection, tap Edit > Extract
13. To deselect the area, tap once outside the selection or choose Select > Deselect.
14. Tap the top of the toolbar and slide finger down to select the Circle selection tool.
15. Tap the gray layer thumbnail to make it the active layer. Create a selection.
16. To create a soft-edged selection, you will "feather" it. Tap Select > Feather.
17. In the Feather dialog, move the slider left or right to affect the selection edge. Tap OK.
Tip: You can zoom in and out to view your image by placing two fingers on the screen. Pinch the fingers together to zoom out. Spread the fingers apart to zoom in.
18. To remove the gray image inside of the selection, tap Edit > Clear.
19. To deselect the area, tap once outside the selection or choose Select > Deselect.
20. Tap the back arrow in the top options bar. This will prompt you to save. Press Save to save your project.
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