The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Layers Book - Using this comprehensive and practical guide, you'll get all you need to know about "layering" using CS4. All aspects of the process are covered: Polish - correct and enhance color, fix composition problems, and repair damage or flaws; Manipulate: isolate image areas for changes, adjustments and experimental concepts - Understand: use all forms of layer blending, including transparency, clipping masks, opacity/fill, layer masks, layer modes, channel targeting, Blend If, and Effects.
The accompanying DVD has numerous exercises to help you master these techniques. A generous supply of images is also included for you to work on.
About the Author: Richard Lynch has written six books on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, including his bestselling Hidden Power series. A photographer, designer, editor, and web developer, he writes for PCPhoto, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer and Digital Photography Techniques. He teaches photography courses and is a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop.