Photoshop Top 40, Feature #39: Layer Comps

Thanks to the many of you who wrote to let me know how much you like my new Photoshop Top 40 series, produced by dekePod in conjunction with my esteemed video partner But even so, some of you miss the original dekePod so much you’ve taken to crying yourselves to sleep at night. Which is great because, as Fall Out Boy so eloquently put it: “I don’t care what you think as long as it’s about me.”

But here’s the thing: Photoshop Top 40 is a subtle drug. Give it a few views and it will hook you. By the time it ends—in the year 2525 or thereabouts—you’ll be so Jonesin’ for the next feature that you won’t remember what dekePod, or me for that matter, wases.

(We had a delightfully sassy editor comment recently. So I’m curious, am I conjugiculating my verbesseses properly?)

Anyway, this week I present “Feature #39, Layer Comps.” Most folks have no idea that this feature exists, let alone makes your life easier. Layer comps let you assemble multiple image variations or even independent pieces of artwork inside a single Photoshop file. One palette gives you the freedom to explore.

Plus, it gives me the opportunity to explore dream guests for the audio-only podcast that I do with my official dekeOnline sidekick, Colleen, which is humbly known as Martini Hour. If you can think of sexier guests, please let us know.

The image used in this video hails from a photographer who goes by the handle gunnar3 at image vendor Fotolia. To learn more—not to mention get a really great dekeOnline deal—check out

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  • Awesome

    Thought at the end you were going to say, “Now all we have to do is convince them to be on the show.”

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