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Naming Layers in PhotoShop 7.0

Why You Should Name Your Layers
If you've ever created a multi-layered document in PhotoShop, you know it can become very difficult, time consuming, and frustrating to keep track of what is on which layer. That is a great reason to name your layers as you go. The following techniques will help you become a more efficient PhotoShop pro:

Naming Layers
As You Go

To name a new layer as you go, hold the Option key (Mac) or Alt key (PC) before you click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.

Renaming Layers
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.)

Save Time in 7.0
This way of naming layers directly in the palette is new in PhotoShop 7.0. In version 6, you had to hold the Option key (Mac) or Alt key (PC) when you double-clicked and it would bring up the Layer Properties dialog where you could rename the layer. This minor change is a big timesaver.

PhotoShop 7 Killer Tips

by Scott Kelby and Felix Nelson

When it comes to Photoshop, time is money. Photoshop 7 Killer Tips is all about speed; showing the Photoshop professional how to get work done faster, while actually increasing quality. These helpful tips cover a range of topics that include type, layers, blending modes, Web graphics, color correcting, selections, and much more. It may not replace a good user manual, but it will certainly help make the reader a speedier and happier Photoshop user.