1st Edition

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book Harnessing Photoshop's most powerful tool

By Richard Lynch Copyright 2009

    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 downloadable resources come 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.

    Basics; Layer Management; Object & Image Area Isolation in Layers; Masking; Applying Layer Effects; Exploring Layer Modes; Advanced Blending; Breaking Out Components; Taking an Image Through the Process; Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image; Index


    Richard Lynch