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Create a Blank Layer

Photoshop Elements 11 & Later Versions

A blank layer doesn't contain any mathematics or pixels.

It has a checkerboard pattern.

You can use it for retouching, such as using the Clone Stamp tool.

There are three ways you can create a blank layer.

Way #1 - Icon

To create a blank layer, click the Create a blank layer icon.

The icon is located at the bottom of the Layers panel.

It's located at the top of the Layers panel.

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Way #2 - Layer Menu

You can also go to the Layer menu at the top of your screen.

Go to Layer > New > Layer.

Way #3 - Keyboard Shortcut

Press Shift + Ctrl + n.

Photoshop Elements 10 & Earlier Versions

A blank layer doesn't contain any mathematics or pixels.

It has a checkerboard pattern.

You can use it for retouching, such as using the Clone Stamp tool.

There are three ways you can create a blank layer.

Way #1 - Icon

To create a blank layer, click the Create a blank layer icon.

The icon is located at the bottom of the Layers panel.

It's located at the bottom of the Layers panel.

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Way #2 - Layer Menu

You can also go to the Layer menu at the top of your screen.

Go to Layer > New > Layer.

Way #3 - Keyboard Shortcut

Press Shift + Ctrl + n.