Creating A New Layer

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Layers in Photoshop make editing different sections of an image easier. Whether editing a photo or creating a detailed image from scratch, layers is indeed a godsend to any designer. Its best to learn how to utilize layers early on, so that if a mistake is made on a photo, you don't have to change the entire, but only a small section. So for example, if one has a picture of three squares, each square should be on its own separate layer. This way, editing one square (say by like, moving it ten pixels to the left) wont also move the others.
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To create a new layer:

1. On the right hand side, there should be a tab labeled 'Layers.' Usually it is the last box on the tool bar.
2. Click the second to last icon. It should look like a page, and sits right next to the trash can icon.
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3. A new layer will appear in the Layers tab.
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There are other options to create a new layer:
1. Go to Layer > New > Layer
2. On a PC; press Ctrl+Shift+N -- On a MAC; press Command+Shift+N