How To Use Layers

PaintShop Pro layers contain the objects, images, and text that comprise a layered file. This structure allows you to edit, manipulate, or create content on a single layer without changing the rest. These layers give you full control over the different elements in your composition. Sound intense? Don't worry, keep reading to learn how to use layers in Paintshop Pro to master your creative compositions.

To add an adjustment layer

1. Install PaintShop Pro

To install PaintShop Pro photo editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Add layer

On the Layers palette, click a layer. When the adjustment layer is added, it will appear above the selected layer.

3. Choose a layer type

From the drop-list on the palette toolbar, choose New Adjustment Layer, and select an adjustment layer type.

In the dialog box that appears, the preview areas show the image before and after you make changes.

To reset the values to default settings, choose Default from the LoadPreset drop list.

4. Adjust controls

Click the Adjustment tab, and set the controls for the adjustment layer.

Click OK.

You can also add an adjustment layer by choosing Layers > New Adjustment Layer.

You can also reset the values to the default by double-clicking the adjustment layer and clicking the Reset to Default button in the Properties dialog box.

To hide or view the adjustment layer overlay

2. Apply View Overlay

Choose Layers > View Overlay. You can also hide or display the adjustment layer overlay by clicking the Highlight mask area button on the Layers palette.

To edit an adjustment layer

2. Open Layer Properties

On the Layers palette, double-click the name of the adjustment layer that you want to edit. The Layer Properties dialog box appears.

3. Make color correction

Click the Adjustment tab, and modify the color or tonal correction settings.

4. Modify layer properties

Click the General tab to modify the general layer properties such as layer name, blend mode, and opacity.

5. Adjust overlay

On the Overlay tab, adjust the color and opacity of the overlay. The default overlay is a reddish, mask-like layer with 50 percent opacity. Click OK.

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PaintShop Pro's image editing tools allow you to quickly and easily edit photo layers.

PaintShop Pro does more than just edit photo layers

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