What is Layer-Lab?

Layer-Lab is a new resource that helps graphic designers to create custom designs, faster than ever!
Playing with Layer-Lab’s images is like playing with Lego bricks: every images are ready-to-used and compatible with each other!
Our naturally cutout makes every creation realistic and easy to do.

How does
it work?

1-First, choose a lighting style

Choose from 3 unique lighting styles : Classic light, natural light or sunlight. Select the same light style for every image to ensure a perfect match for your set-up.

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2-Download, decompress and enjoy!

Download the .zip file, click to decompress and start your project. Yes, it’s that easy!


3- Drag, drop and design!

Yep, that’s it. Just drag’n’drop PNG files on a new canva and let the fun begin.

We think using smart objects is awesome because you can scale up or down and still have top image quality.


• The Layer-Lab images are perfectly cut out PNGs with no background. They are available in high resolution (for print) or low resolution (for web)


• We create natural and authentic images. Imperfections and scratches are left “as is” because we believe they create more realistic results. You can retouch them as much or as little as you like.


• We apply a basic color grading to our images to make sure they feel as natural and real as possible. You can start from there and give it the tone that you want.


• Our goal is to give you access to inspiring images you can get creative with right now. Stop wasting time cutting things out in Photoshop, we know you hate it! Create something unique now! Have fun!

cut out images

Perfectly cutout

Our cutouts are made perfect with a natural edge. When you mix any images you get a real life result.


Like reality, our images are transparent and show background behind. Results are impressive every time.

Super-high res

Higher resolution than any standard. Making billboard and large print projects is not a
problem anymore.


All images are compatible with each other. You can mix any images just like if you’re playing Lego bricks.

3 lighting styles

Choose a perfect mood to create a unique and flexible project. Such an option has never seen before!

3 lighting styles for more flexibility!

Lighting is the key element that defines an image personality and style. With 3 different lighting styles, Layer-Lab offers a wide range of possibilities. By looking at ads, fashion or food magazines and paintings, we created 3 lighting styles that are universal, timeless and effective. Each of them was created to help you create unique, one of a kind images!


classic light

The Classic Light is the most versatile one. It’s a soft and even light, perfect for presentations, book layouts and magazine articles. With limited shadows and highlights, it’s very easy to add some darkness or light in the areas that you want and shape the light exactly how you need it. If you are looking for an image that can fit pretty much everywhere, this is the real deal! It is the perfect lighting style for a clean, commercial look.

natural light

natural light

The Natural Light is definitely the most artistic of them all. It has been an iconic lighting style used by painters since the 17th century and it’s still trendy. Foodies use bay windows as a light source to get that look for books and blogs.It also has this dramatic look that you need for movie posters or any visual project that needs personality and depth. It’s great for advertising, book covers or packaging.



The Sun Light is an epic lighting style that emulates the outside world. It’s great for top light compositions like sunset, sunrise, or moonshine. With high contrast and hard shadows, it’s great for high-end products and luxury goods such as jewelry, makeup and perfumes. It’s great for any project that needs a touch of ‘chic’ or that warm sunshine feeling. Try it with a landscape in the background, you won’t be disappointed!

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save time with our shadow presets


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explore our collections


We are sorry to hear that! We are working hard to add great images and our collections are growing every day. Please get in touch and make your request. We are always on the lookout for new ideas and if what you need sounds like cool and unique, there are chances we will add it to our collection very soon. Tell us what you need and we will notify you when the images will be ready!

* Certain conditions apply: any objetcs, food, beauty and nature elements available in Canada and of a size less than 15”.



Wich Photoshop version is needed?

All are compo and shadow presets work with Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and later. But all our other products are PNG work with any version of Photoshop and other image-editing software (such as Affinity, Canvas…).

PNG takes over a minute to save! Why?

Make sure you are using the latest version of Photoshop CC, because some older versions have an issue that converts decompressed PNGs to compressed, so you get unwanted delays. Adobe has been kind enough to solve this issue for us in December 2017.

My project is for print, should I make my composition CMYK?

No. RGB is the best way to make your composition because the blending mode and overlay mode will work like they should. Using CMYK will produce weird and unexpected overlays. Once you're satisfied with it, simply save as a copy to a new file. Then flatten and convert to CMYK. Problem solved!

I got an image that I'm not sure which light style it's from.

Our image numbers always end with a suffix representing the lighting style.

LS : Sunshine Light

LN : Natural Light

LC : Classic Light


What is the difference between standard and extended license ?


This license is for smaller business with fewer than 10 000 prints copy. Images must be used with a background before publishing.


This license is for business for unlimited print copy and can be used for filming, YouTube or television. The images can be published as is with no background.


All images cannot be resold, alone or in any compositions or mixed with other images as stock images. They are non-exclusives and non-transferable licenses. 

Click here to compare licenses

How does the price range work ?

Our images are priced depending on :

  • The complexity of the cutout.
  • The complexity of the shoot.
  • The rarity of the element.
  • The cost of the element/model.
  • The resolution of the file.

Why does Alpha3 Images Inc. appear on my invoice ?

The business owner of Layer-Lab is Alpha3 Images Inc.

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