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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 8

Working with Layers and Masks

Layers and masks are perhaps the most important features in Photoshop. Amazingly, they weren’t invented until Photoshop 3.0, circa 1994, which happened to be when I started using the program. What did people do before layers and masks? Not a lot, I’d wager. In this chapter, you’ll learn the essentials of layers and masks, which you must understand to get the most out of Photoshop.

  • Understanding layers
  • Managing layers
  • Blending layers
  • Using masks

Understanding Layers

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Using layers is a breakthrough concept that greatly facilitates creativity. Layers allow you to split an image into parts that can be repositioned, ...

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