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NAMING LAYERS (AND WHY YOU SHOULD)

Okay, admit it. You too have created a multi-layered document (you know, the one with one million layers), and you can't keep track of what was on which layer. A great habit to pick up is to name your layers as you go. To name a new layer as you create it, hold the Option key (PC: Alt key) before you click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette. If you want to rename your layers after you create them, double-click directly on the layer's name in the Layers palette and it will highlight the text so you can type a new name (if you double-click anywhere else besides the name it will bring up the Blending Options in the Layer Style dialog). This way of naming layers directly in the palette is new in Photoshop 7.0. In version 6, you had to hold the Option (PC: Alt) key when you double-clicked and it would bring up the Layer Properties dialog were you could rename the layer. This minor change is a big timesaver.

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