5 new ways of working with Photoshop layers

Photoshop CC brings some great new features for working with layers. Here's how to use them.

If you work in Photoshop, then you're going to spend a lot of time working with layers. The latest version of the software, Photoshop CC, makes that a whole lot easier - but you may not be aware of all the new features. So the video above gives you some handy tips about how you can speed up your workflow and work more efficiently.

The tips, which come courtesy of Adobe wordwide design evangelist Terry White, covers the following new features available through the Creative Cloud, and explains how to use them:

  1. Filtering and searching
  2. Selecting multiple layers for global adjustments across selection
  3. Stamping multiple layers into one
  4. Turning a background into a layer simply by clicking the lock icon
  5. A new generator feature that enables you to generate assets from layers

To find out more about the new features in Adobe's CC apps, read our Designer's Guide to the Creative Cloud.


Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.