The very first thing you must learn to work with is LAYERS
. PhotoShop (and other professional level tools) use layers to separate image objects. It's helpful to think of each layer as a transparent sheet of plastic; you can have only one layer or many, but they all overlap each other. Layers can be ordered so that they appear on top or below another layer, and they can be hidden (so that you don't have to delete the object). The Benchmark Reviews watermark is made of four layers: three layers cosisting of text segments, and the tachometer.
Working with layers is easier than you think. Let's pretend that you have cropped and cleaned your photo, and now you want to INSERT THE WATERMARK
. First make sure your photo is not maximized, or you won't be able to see the watermark item and the photo item at the same time. Then select the watermark item, and notice that four layers are displayed in the layer palette to the far right (if they are not, go to Window in the tool bar and select Layers). Using CTRL to select individual layer items, or SHIFT to select a group of layer items, highlight all four layers and then click+drag the selected layers into your photo item. After they are placed into your photo item, you can hold down the CTRL key to reposition them without have to change tools.