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Mastering Photoshop Layers: A Photographer’s Guide by Jürgen Gulbins is a new title from Rocky Nook. The book teaches readers about building and working with multiple layers, creating and using layer masks, using layers to retouch your images, blending modes, Smart Objects/Filters, timesaving shortcuts, and much more. The 300-page volume is available for $44.95.
Mastering Photoshop Layers: A Photographer’s Guide
Santa Barbara, CA — December 12, 2013 — Photoshop’s layers are arguably the most powerful aspect of the software’s user interface and are the key to successful image editing in Photoshop. Layers allow for both global and local adjustments to images and can be used to create stunning special effects. Best of all, layers allow for nondestructive editing of your original image. New Photoshop users often see layers as too complicated, and they miss out on the program’s full potential.
This book will remove the confusion factor by providing an in-depth introduction to layers. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help the reader quickly master the tools that are relevant for photographers.
In this book you will learn about:
• Working with and building multiple layers
• Blending layers and which Options to use
• Using layers to enhance and retouch your images
• Creating and using layer masks
• Creating luminosity and saturation layer masks
• Using Smart Objects and Smart Filters
• Advanced layer techniques
• Timesaving shortcuts, tips, and tricks
About the Author
Juergen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing high-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typography, the Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.