Chapter 6. Advanced Editing Techniques

This is the chapter where you'll move up a notch, from practicing the basics of good image editing to learning the art of creative control over your work output.

That said, for many grappling with the concept of Selections, Layers and Masks, this might seem counterintuitive. Indeed, when I first started to learn Photoshop, it took me months of self-persuasion before I was ready to make an assault on the concept of Layers, such was its perceived complexity. I was lucky in that, at that point, I had always worked in photography—from commercial audio-visual production to printing in a pro lab—so the concepts of dodging, burning in, masking, and exposure were all familiar to me. Even so, I still found Layers somewhat ...

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