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The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book

Harnessing Photoshop's most powerful tool

Book2009

Author:

Richard Lynch

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book

Harnessing Photoshop's most powerful tool

Book2009

 

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Author:

Richard Lynch

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MasterPhotoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using layers, under the expert guidance of digital imaging specialist Richard Lynch. Layers, Photoshop’s most powerful featu ... read full description

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

    Pages 1-28

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    Chapter 2 - Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Work Flow

    Pages 29-63

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    Chapter 3 - Object and Image Area Isolation in Layers

    Pages 65-89

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    Chapter 4 - Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation

    Pages 91-120

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    Chapter 5 - Applying Layer Effects

    Pages 121-141

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    Chapter 6 - Exploring Layer Modes

    Pages 143-167

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    Chapter 7 - Advanced Blending with Blend If

    Pages 169-200

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    Chapter 8 - Breaking Out Components

    Pages 201-228

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    Chapter 9 - Taking an Image through the Process

    Pages 229-256

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    Chapter 10 - Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image

    Pages 257-274

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    Photoshop’s Essential Tools List

    Pages 275-283

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    INDEX

    Pages 285-293

About the book

Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis as of 2012

Description

MasterPhotoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using layers, under the expert guidance of digital imaging specialist Richard Lynch. Layers, Photoshop’s most powerful feature, is the core of a nondestructive image-editing workflow.

Step-by-step instructions and practical examples illustrate how to…

* Polish: correct and enhance color, fix composition problems, and repair damage or flaws
* Manipulate: isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and experimental concepts
* Understand: use all forms of layer blending, including transparency, clipping masks, opacity/fill, layer masks, layer modes, channel targeting, Blend If, and Effects/Styles

The accompanying DVD comes complete with a generous library of practical actions based on techniques from the book that add functional power to Photoshop, along with practice images for all the exercises in the book.

This focused, highly accurate, comprehensive, and practical guide offers invaluable advice for all users of Adobe Photoshop CS4.

MasterPhotoshop CS4 with this visual, hands-on guide to using layers, under the expert guidance of digital imaging specialist Richard Lynch. Layers, Photoshop’s most powerful feature, is the core of a nondestructive image-editing workflow.

Step-by-step instructions and practical examples illustrate how to…

* Polish: correct and enhance color, fix composition problems, and repair damage or flaws
* Manipulate: isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and experimental concepts
* Understand: use all forms of layer blending, including transparency, clipping masks, opacity/fill, layer masks, layer modes, channel targeting, Blend If, and Effects/Styles

The accompanying DVD comes complete with a generous library of practical actions based on techniques from the book that add functional power to Photoshop, along with practice images for all the exercises in the book.

This focused, highly accurate, comprehensive, and practical guide offers invaluable advice for all users of Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Key Features

* Unleash the full power of Layers in Photoshop for limitless non-destructive creative image editing
* Step-by-step real-life projects take you through every aspect of the layers tool, including masking, blending, and modes, all in the context of a practical photoshop workflow
* Ancillary CD contains all the practice images used in the book

* Unleash the full power of Layers in Photoshop for limitless non-destructive creative image editing
* Step-by-step real-life projects take you through every aspect of the layers tool, including masking, blending, and modes, all in the context of a practical photoshop workflow
* Ancillary CD contains all the practice images used in the book

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ISBN

978-0-240-52155-8

Language

English

Published

2009

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Authors

Richard Lynch