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THE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LAYERS BOOK by Richard Lynch

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CHAPTER 1

The Foundations

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For some reason, no one ever wants to be a beginner. It is as if some shame or stigma is attached to being a beginner and not inherently knowing the basics, even if they cross into totally unfamiliar ground. Enthusiastic people jump into advanced courses beyond their experience, or into the middle of a book on advanced concepts without knowing the foundations, and it leads to frustration in the learning experience. The facts are: everyone at one time or another is a beginner, and even savvy users often learn from looking at the basics.

Of course the basics can be boring and tedious, and starting with foundations can ...

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