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Photoshop 7 Layer Tools

Part of the Photoshop 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With Photoshop 7, you can deal with layers upon layers of colors, images, and type. Working with layers is made easier with Photoshop 7’s Layers palette, which help you choose the layer you want to work on, clone the contents of one layer to another, and much more. The following table shows the essential layer tools for Windows and Mac systems:

Action Windows Mac
New Layer Ctrl+Shift+N Apple Command key+Shift+N
Clone selection to a new layer Ctrl+J Apple Command key+J
Cut selection to a new layer Ctrl+Shift+J Apple Command key+Shift+J
Rename a layer Double-click layer name in Layers palette Double-click on layer name in Layers palette
Activate layer that contains specific image Ctrl+click with Move tool Apple Command key+click with Move tool
Activate next layer up Alt+] Option+]
Activate next layer down Alt+[ Option+[
Hide all layers but one Alt+click on ­eyeball Option+click on eyeball
Show all layers Alt+click on ­eyeball Option+click on eyeball
Select the contents of active layer Ctrl+click on layer name in Layers palette Apple Command key+click on layer name in Layers palette
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