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The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3

Book2007

Author:

Richard Lynch

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3

Book2007

 

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Author:

Richard Lynch

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Create, correct, and control with layers, the most powerful tool in Photoshop and Photoshop ElementsImagine yourself in total control of every adjustment to your photos. You’ve see ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - The Basics of Layers: Layer Functions and Creation

    Pages 1-24

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    Chapter 2 - Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Workflow

    Pages 25-57

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    Chapter 3 - Object and Image Area Isolation in Layers

    Pages 59-80

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    Chapter 4 - Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation

    Pages 81-110

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    Chapter 5 - Applying Layer Effects

    Pages 111-132

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    Chapter 6 - Exploring Layer Modes

    Pages 133-159

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    Chapter 7 - Advanced Blending with Blend If

    Pages 161-188

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    Chapter 8 - Breaking Out Components

    Pages 189-215

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    Chapter 9 - Taking an Image through the Process

    Pages 217-243

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    Chapter 10 - Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image

    Pages 245-253

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    Index

    Pages 255-257

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Create, correct, and control with layers,
the most powerful tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements


Imagine yourself in total control of every adjustment to your photos. You’ve seen the illustrations in glossy magazines, the fine art reproductions in museum catalogs, the award-winning pictures of professional photographers. To produce this kind of magic, understanding how to use layers for your entire breadth of image correction is key.

Discover the best ways to showcase your talent with the full power of layers from best-selling author/digital image specialist Richard Lynch. Learn what layers can do for you as an integral part of organizing image development, creating and storing image versions with nondestructive editing, and promoting a positive workflow.

Timeless, not version specific, this book will help you take layers to a new level to increase your efficiency and produce better end results, whatever release of the software you use. Step-by-step instructions and practical examples illustrate how to…

Don’t make your work harder than it needs to be when you can use layers to control any adjustment using multiple forms of blending concurrently – transparency, clipping, opacity/fill, masking, modes, channel targeting, Blend If, and styles.

Author Richard Lynch is a photographer, designer, editor, web developer, and author of the popular “Hidden Powers” series on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. He also writes for PCPhoto, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer, and Digital Photography Techniques.

Create, correct, and control with layers,
the most powerful tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements


Imagine yourself in total control of every adjustment to your photos. You’ve seen the illustrations in glossy magazines, the fine art reproductions in museum catalogs, the award-winning pictures of professional photographers. To produce this kind of magic, understanding how to use layers for your entire breadth of image correction is key.

Discover the best ways to showcase your talent with the full power of layers from best-selling author/digital image specialist Richard Lynch. Learn what layers can do for you as an integral part of organizing image development, creating and storing image versions with nondestructive editing, and promoting a positive workflow.

Timeless, not version specific, this book will help you take layers to a new level to increase your efficiency and produce better end results, whatever release of the software you use. Step-by-step instructions and practical examples illustrate how to…

Don’t make your work harder than it needs to be when you can use layers to control any adjustment using multiple forms of blending concurrently – transparency, clipping, opacity/fill, masking, modes, channel targeting, Blend If, and styles.

Author Richard Lynch is a photographer, designer, editor, web developer, and author of the popular “Hidden Powers” series on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. He also writes for PCPhoto, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer, and Digital Photography Techniques.

Key Features

* Leverage layer power to correct and enhance color, fix problems in composition, repair damage or flaws, and isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and experimental concepts

* Incorporate layers in a workflow that extracts the maximum from your camera, exploits the potential in every image and helps you organize your perceptions and ideas according to your unique vision

* Recombine layers to form new images in a nondestructive process that preserves both the original image and intermediate layers for further editing - or tomorrow's inspirations

* Dip into the accompanying CD with a robust library and presets of practice images. Create your own set of favorite composition techniques

* Leverage layer power to correct and enhance color, fix problems in composition, repair damage or flaws, and isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and experimental concepts

* Incorporate layers in a workflow that extracts the maximum from your camera, exploits the potential in every image and helps you organize your perceptions and ideas according to your unique vision

* Recombine layers to form new images in a nondestructive process that preserves both the original image and intermediate layers for further editing - or tomorrow's inspirations

* Dip into the accompanying CD with a robust library and presets of practice images. Create your own set of favorite composition techniques

Details

ISBN

978-0-240-52076-6

Language

English

Published

2007

Copyright

Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Authors

Richard Lynch