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.
Introduction Chapter 1 - The Basics of Layers: Layer Functions and Creation Chapter 2 - Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Work Flow Chapter 3 - Object and Image Area Isolation in Layers Chapter 4 - Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation Chapter 5 - Applying Layer Effects Chapter 6 - Exploring Layer Modes Chapter 7 - Advanced Blending with Blend If Chapter 8 - Breaking Out Components Chapter 9 - Taking an Image through the Process Chapter 10 - Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image Photoshop's Essential Tool List Index