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

Book Description

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 you’ll learn about:

  • Working with and managing multiple layers

  • Building multiple layered images

  • Blending layers together

  • Exactly which of the 25+ Blend Modes you need to worry about (there’s just a few)

  • Layer Masking and just how easy it is.

  • Using layers to enhance and retouch your photos

  • All of the tips and tricks that make using layers a breeze.

If you want to finally understand layers in Photoshop, this book is the one you’ve been waiting for.