Intro To Photoshop for Accessories - Layers Panel-#2

Intro To Photoshop for Accessories – Layers Panel-#2

Intro To Photoshop for Accessories – Layers Panel-#2

This lesson is #2 and a continuation of our introduction to accessories, where you will learn all about the functionality of the “layers panel.” Using our downloadable high heel shoe design, we will demonstrate how to further render and modify colors, materials using the layers panel. You will also learn anatomy and terminology, such as what is a vamp and toe box.

Module Description Step
1 Open a Download & Shoe Anatomy 1-22
2 The Layers Panel 1-18
3 Adjustments & Making New Materials with Layers Panel 1-23
4 Render & Detail Your Shoe Flat 1-22
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MODULE 1 • Open a Download and Shoe Anatomy

Step Description
1A Before we begin, note that complete Mac and Windows Commands, Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse directions are written in the script, and mentioned in the audio.

The video shows only Mac Commands, using a one-button mouse.

Here are the Keyboard Shortcut abbreviations and differences:

  • Mac: Command (Cmd) = Windows: Control (Ctrl)
  • Mac: Option (Opt) = Windows: (Alt)
  • Shortcut directions are written as follows:
    • Cmd/Ctrl + Keyboard Letter
    • Opt/Alt + click

This means press & hold the Command key if you have a Mac, or the Control Key if you have Windows, then press the letter, or perform the action, etc….

1B A note on Mouse actions:

  • Two-Button Mouse: Right Click to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu
  • One-Button Mouse: Press & Hold the Control (Ctrl) Key while you click on the Art Board, to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu.

If you have a one-button mouse for your Mac, you might want to configure it to act like a two-button mouse:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Open up the Mouse options
  • On the “Point & Click” page, check the box to the left of “Secondary Click: Click on Right Side”.
  • Your Mouse will now work like a Two-Button Mouse


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