Creating a Blank Layer

On the layers panel, you’ll see your layers, which is marked as “Layer 1”. This is called the “Background Layer”. Each layer that we add will be displayed in this panel, allowing us to select it and modify the elements in it.

Create new layer in layers panel in photoshop

To create a new layer,  click on the icon as shown in the image and select the “New layer” option. It should be noted that the layer name can always be changed to something more descriptive. To do this, double-click on the layer name to select it, and enter the relevant text.

To select a Photoshop layer to work on, click on the layer in the layers panel, and it will automatically be ready and highlighted in color to start editing it.