04 Now for a Light Leak
This last effect is probably gilding the lily – the picture looks pretty good already – but it gives me a chance to show how Perfect Effects’ layers system works. I’ve added a new effects layer, and this time I’ve chosen Light Leak 1 from the Textures – Photographic section.
The problem now, though, is that the light leak effect is on top of the border I created previously, so that needs to be fixed…
05 Moving layers
Here, Perfect Effects works almost, but not quite, like any other program with layers. I can drag the thumbnail for the border effect up to the top of the stack in the layers panel, but what you might just be able to make out in this screenshot is that the visibility icon for the light leak layer has been deactivated as I’ve dragged the other layer above it.
06 The new order
When you release the mouse button to drop the layer in its new position, the layer below is reactivated again – but this business of layer deactivation and reactivation will come up again shortly… In the meantime, the border layer is at the top of the stack, where it should be.