The layer stack can be a dangerous place. It gives you amazing power and control, but that power often comes with a huge mess. After all, you don't name every one of your layers - do you? I don't. But that doesn't mean my layer stack is disorganized. In fact, I'd argue that your paintings will be faster and more dynamic once you've established a system for keeping your layer stack tidy. This video explores my process, but we'd love to hear about yours in the comments.