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Lesson 5. Layer Basics > Preparing a full-layered version of the Photoshop file

Preparing a full-layered version of the Photoshop file

You won’t work in the flattened version of your work for these tasks. Instead, you’ll use the unflattened version of the 05Start.psd image that you saved earlier (see “Flattening and saving files” on page 166), because this gives you full access to all of the original layers that went into the composition. However, you will update the 05Start.psd file by copying the two text layers from the 05Flat.psd file.

1.
Choose File > Open Recent > 05Start.psd.

2.
Choose File > Open Recent > 05Flat.psd, if this file is not already open.

3.
Arrange the image windows for the two files so that you can see at least part of both windows, and then select the image window for the flattened version to bring it forward and make it active (or choose Window > 05Flat.psd).

4.
In the Layers palette, select the Conf Info layer set. Hold down Shift and drag it from the Layers palette to the 05Start.psd image window.

5.
Close the 05Flat.psd file, but leave the 05Start.psd open.

6.
Select the Move tool (), and drag the text as needed to reposition it.

Because the Conf Info layer set is selected in the Layers palette, the two versions of the text move together when you drag. Holding down the Shift key as you drag places the layers in the same location they had in the original image window.


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