Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature

Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature

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By (author) Matt Kloskowski

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  • Publisher: Peachpit Press Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 226mm x 15mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 0321749588
  • ISBN 13: 9780321749581
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 84,908

Product description

In 2008, Adobe Photoshop pro and best-selling author Matt Kloskowski broke new ground teaching Photoshop by focusing on the one thing that makes Photoshop the amazing (and sometimes difficult to understand) program it is: layers. Now, Matt returns with a major update that covers layers in Photoshop CS5 in the same concise, easy to understand way that's made him so well known in the field of Photoshop training. When asked about the original version of this book, Matt said, "I wanted it to be the Photoshop book that I wish was around when I was first learning." This update improves upon that concept. Within these pages, you'll learn about: * Working with and managing multiple layers in Photoshop CS5 * Building multiple-layer images * Blending layers together * Layer masking and just how easy it is * Which of the 25+ layer blend modes you really need to know (there are just a few) * Using layers to enhance and retouch your photos * All of the tips and tricks that make using layers a breeze * Plus, a new chapter on advanced layer techniques and compositing to help take your work to the next levelIf you want to fully understand layers in Photoshop CS5, this book is the one you've been waiting for!

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Author information

Matt Kloskowski is a Photoshop Guy whose books, videos, and classes have simplified the way thousands of people work on digital photos and images. Author of several best-selling books on Photoshop, Matt teaches Photoshop and digital photography techniques to tens of thousands of people around the world each year. He co-hosts the top-rated videocast Photoshop User TV, as well as the photography videocast D-Town TV. He's built a massive library of videos that appear in DVDs and online training courses, and has written articles for Photoshop User magazine. You'll find Matt teaching for the Kelby Training Live seminar tour, as well as at the world's premier Photoshop event, the Photoshop World Conference & Expo.

Back cover copy

When Photoshop guru Matt Kloskowski was asked why he wrote this book, he replied, "It's simple: I wanted to write the Photoshop book that I wished was around when I was learning Photoshop." You've always known that layers were the key to understanding Photoshop, and now you have a resource to show you exactly how. With Matt's clear, easy-to-follow, and concise writing style readers will learn about: Working with and managing multiple layersBuilding multiple layered imagesBlending layers togetherExactly which of the 25+ Blend Modes you need to worry about (there's just a few)Layer Masking and just how easy it isUsing layers to enhance and retouch your photosAll of the tips and tricks that make using layers a breeze.This book is the one that anyone who wants to finally understand layers in Photoshop has been waiting for!

Table of contents

Working Table of Contents: 1. Layer Basics 2. Blending Layers 3. Adjustment Layers 4. Layer Mask Basics 5. Type and Shape Layers 6: Enhancing Photos With Layers 7: Retouching With Layers 8: Layer Styles 9: Smart Layers Index