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Q1:How can I convert a background to a layer?
A1: The easy way is to rename it. If you double-click the background layer in the Layer palette, you open up its dialog box. By default, it appears as Layer 0. If you click OK, it is renamed and won't be a background layer.
Q2:Can I add a background layer to a page that doesn't have one?
A2: Yes. Use Layer, New, Background to add a background layer.
Q3:Can I have more than one background layer?
A3: Sorry, only one per document.
Q4:When I went to change the size of the thumbnails by opening Palette Options, I also pressed the Option key by mistake. Something strange happened. What was that about?
A4: Congratulations! You discovered one of Photoshop's hidden Easter Eggs! Easter Eggs are little goodies put in by the programmers to add some extra fun for us users. You discovered Merlin! If you open the "About Adobe Photoshop" screen and wait for a bit, you'll see another one. After a while, the credits will begin to roll. You can speed them up by pressing Option. Watch for the last credit. It's a good one. Macintosh users: Click over the word Adobe and wait after the credits scroll. There are some cute quotes. (Sorry, PC folks. It's a Macintosh thing.)


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