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Getting Started with Digital Imaging, 2nd Edition by Joe Farace

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Chapter   7

 

Understanding Layers

Sirius Black was, and remains to this day . . . Harry Potter’s godfather.

When working with most image-editing programs, digital images can be composed of several parts. The base of an image file is its background, which you can think of as the paper used in a conventional wet darkroom. Layers are like additional emulsions on top the surface of that paper that allow you to create effects without interfering with what is on the other coatings.

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This little Harry Potter wannabe looks like a “straight” shot, but was created using multiple layers that appear to produce no visible effect, unless you compared it to ...

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