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Mastering Photoshop Layers - Special Offer


How do you create amazing images? You start with a good raw processing program like Capture One, and then whether you stay in Capture One or move over to Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, the creative secret is found in layers.

However, there are layers and then there are layers! It's how you use layers and make them a part of your creative workflow that matters. In these articles and movies, you'll learn the essential elements of Peter Eastway's unique approach to layers.

Plus there's a special offer for readers from the Capture One / Phase One website - a 20% discount! Just use the Coupon Code: PhaseOne

Your price is less than $5 for each title, or for all four just AUS $15.99 (around US $15 depending on the exchange rate).

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The eBook publications are easy to use, especially when you can watch them being demonstrated on screen. In these special Acrobat Reader (pdf) documents, Peter Eastway has combined written and video instructions. Click on the movie and watch how layers are used as Peter talks you through each step. Not quite sure about something? Play the movie again or read the accompanying notes and diagrams. Everything is covered in full detail in this series of four educational publications.

41-pages, 11 movies, 112MB
In Book 1, Layers Essentials, you will cover:
An introduction to layers
What is a layer?
What is an adjustment layer?
How to use the layers panel
Step-by-Step How To Use Layers
   Add a second layer to the first layer
   Add the mask - a simple approach
   Add the mask - an advanced approach
   Refining masks and resizing layers
   Adding an adjustment layer
   Restricting an adjustment layers's effects
   Using masks on adjustment layers

52-pages, 7 movies, 102MB
In Book 2, Adjustment Layers & Masks, you will cover:
Adding adjustment layers
The curves adjustment layer
Useful adjustment layers
Less useful adjustment layers
How to use layer masks
Brush tool masks
Quick selection masks
Lasso and feather masks

46-pages, 7 movies, 47MB
In Book 3, Blend Modes, you will cover:
What blend modes do
Blend modes dictionary
Blend modes and opacity
Blend modes and adjustment layers
Blend modes for photographers
Blend If
Luminosity blend mode.

36-pages, 6 movies, 66MB
In Book 4, Layers Elsewhere, you will cover:
Layers in Photoshop Elements
Elements' layers panel
Elements' adjustment layers
Layers in Lightroom
Layers in Capture One
Layers in Nik Software
Smart layers in Photoshop

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NB Please note you must use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to view the movies embedded in the document. Your computer may 'preview' the file with another application, but usually that application won't play the movies and may not display the publication correctly. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free from If you're still having troubles, please ensure you have the latest version loaded on your computer.

iPad Users: Please download our free app - Photique - and purchase these publications through the app store for correct application. Special offer not available on the iPad. Embedded movies in these Acrobat files may not play correctly on your iPad.

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