On the Pixelmator forums I see many people having difficultes understanding how layers work in Pixelmator. Especially when it comes to cropping layers. In this tutorial I will explain how layers work in Pixelmator when it comes to their size and how to work with them. I will also show you what cropping in Pixelmator actually does.
Now and then, you may want to apply an effect to only a portion of an image rather than the entire picture. This can be accomplished using layers and masks. The process is essentially to duplicate the background layer, apply the effect to the duplicate layer, and mask the portion of the image where you don’t want the effect to apply.
On the Web Design Fact site I discovered a Photoshop® tutorial that shows how to quickly and easily achieve a linear light halftone dot effect. You can get this effect even more easily using Pixelmator 2.
In this Pixelmator 2 tutorial you will learn a quick and easy way to give your typography an ink-stamp-style effect that originated from the old letterpress style printing technique. As a bonus, you will also learn how to accomplish the result of pasting a selection into a layer mask.