Chapter 9. Enhancements and Masking

Just build a classic horseshoe of wood and plaster, and fill it with statuary and curtains, then sit back and savor the beautifully blended results.

—Michael Walsh

Photoshop has so many ways available to enhance an image that the possibilities are endless, limited only by your willingness to experiment.

This chapter is filled with enhancement techniques. Photoshop’s blending modes kick off the chapter, followed by information on layer masks. Blending modes comprise one of the most powerful features in Photoshop—and, when mixed with layer masks, provide tremendous opportunities for image manipulation, color ...

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