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Photoshop® CS4 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier

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Part V. Working with Layers

Working with Layers

Layers are like modern appliances. Sure, you could live without a microwave, a dishwasher, and a vacuum cleaner, but cooking and cleaning would take a lot longer, and it wouldn't be nearly as convenient. Layers give Photoshop users the ultimate in editing flexibility. This in turn saves production time, giving you more time to let your creative juices flow.

Working with Layers

In this book, I give you information about how to create and edit layers. You see how to take multiple images and create single composite images. I also cover how to manage your layers by using layer sets and layer comps. And you find out how to enhance your layers by using adjustment layers, layer styles, blend modes, and various opacity settings. Finally, you'll want to check out the chapter on the Smart Objects. These intelligent objects allow you to transform elements indefinitely without loss of quality.

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