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The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

Layers are the most often used feature in Photoshop. The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book, is a complete plan for using layers to improve your photos, streamline your workflow, retain your corrections for later editing, adopt a non-destructive workflow, and explore your creativity. This could be the best book you can get for enhancing your investment in Photoshop.

What The Book Covers

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book has been totally re-written for the newest edition (published in 2012). The chapters include:

Chapter 1: The Foundations [A review of essential concepts you need for successful image editing and layer use]

Chapter 2: Targeting Change with Layers

Chapter 3: Targeting Change with Isolation and Masking

Chapter 4: Applying Layer Effects and Styles

Chapter 5: Exploring Layer Modes

Chapter 6: Taking an Image Through the Process

Chapter 7: Making a Composite Image

Appendix 1: Quick Reference [Summarizes suggested approach to editing images and compiles useful tables of Photoshop layer features and descriptions.]

Appendix 2: Essential Non-layer Concepts [Adds materials about setting up your computer for Photoshop, setting up Photoshop, tables of non-layer tools, etc.]


The Book and More!

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book includes a download area with all the images used in the examples from the book, and a cache of actions to help you work through examples, and functional tools that can help you set up layer scenarios that will be valuable in adjusting your images.

...And That's Not All

Unlike many authors that hide behind their publisher or an organization, Richard tries to make himself available to readers by answering email queries, participating directly in a forum dedicated to the book, maintaining this web site, and publicly tracking errors in the printed text so you can smooth over bumps in the road.

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The First, Best, and Only Book Dedicated to Non-destructive Photo Editing with Photoshop Layers

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book

"The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book is the best 'how to' book I've ever come across!"
-- Ralph Holmberg [Reader]

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