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Merrie Suwanta VMA 105—WB 1. What does it mean to “Lock a Layer”? Lock a Layers means that we lock the layers fully or partially to protect their contents. We can lock the layer when we fully finish with it, or we can partially lock a layer if it has the correct transparency and styles, but we are still deciding on positioning. 2. How would you create a Layer Group? First, click a layer in the layers panel and then click the create a new group button. After that, click and drag a layer in the layers panel to the layer group. To add multiple layers at once, you can ctrl+click to select the layers before dragging. And then release the mouse button. 3. How would you change the stacking order of layers?  Drag the layer or group up or down in the Layers panel. Release the mouse button when the highlighted line appears where you want to place the layer or group.  To move a layer into a group, drag a layer to the group folder . If the group is closed, the layer is placed at the bottom of the group.  Select a layer or group, choose Layer > Arrange, and choose a command from the submenu. If the selected item is in a group, the command applies to the stacking order within the group. If the selected item is not in a group, the command applies to the stacking order within the Layers panel.  To reverse the order of selected layers, choose Layer > Arrange > Reverse. These options appear dimmed if you do not have at least two layers selected. By definition, the background layer is always at the bottom of the stacking order. Therefore, the Send to Back command places the selected item directly above the background layer ( 4. Mention 2 benefit of layer group?  Organized related layers together in the layers panel.  Execute commands on all the layers in the group at once. 5. What is the fill setting in the layers panel? Fill setting control a layer’s transparency. It controls how much the currently selected layer allows other layers below it in the document to show through. 6. What is the importance of merging layers? Merging layers enables you to save computer memory. The fewer layer a photoshop image has, the less space it takes up in RAM and on your hard drive when you save it. Merging layers also lets you permanently combine elements of your image when you are happy with how you have arranged them relative to one another. If you want the option

of rearranging all the original layers in the future, save a copy of your image before you merge layers.

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