Understanding Layers - Essentials

What exactly are Layers? Why should I use Layers? How many Layers do I need in a document? What's a Layer Mask?
If you've struggled with questions like this, this is the course for you!

Starting with the very basics of the best way to think of Layers, this course covers all the essential information you need to know about working with Layers.

The course also includes practice exercises to help you put the theory into practice. Over 3.25 hours of training!

This is the ultimate Layers Starter/Refresher Course!

The Understanding Layers: Advanced Course is also available. For a limited time you can purchase both the Essentials and Advanced Layers courses for $109. Click here for the details.

Your Instructor

Dave Cross
Dave Cross

Official Bio:

For over 30 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CC and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (28 times), spoken at many photography events, written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training and PhotoshopCafe. Dave has been a regular instructor for CreativeLive, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 was named a MAX Master instructor at Adobe MAX.

Over the last 20 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.


From Dave: Take advantage of my experience of teaching thousands of Photoshop users like you how to be more efficient and creative.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this online or downloadable?
Both! You can choose to either watch the course online or download the lessons. Your choice :)

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