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Photoshop Layers (Book 1 of 4) - Layer Essentials

The secret to creativity in Photoshop is using layers. In this book, Peter Eastway explains layers and includes short movies which take you through step-by-step how to use layers.
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41-pages, 11 movies, 112MB

How do you create amazing images? The secret is layers and whether you use Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Capture One or Nik Software, your creative control is being achieved with layers. 

And they 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.

Note, you can buy all 4 books as a package for a discounted price - return to the shop for details.

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

In addition, there are three further books to complete your understanding of layers and everything they have to offer:

Book 2 covers using Adjustment Layers and Masks.

Book 3 covers Blend Modes

Book 4 covers Layers Elsewhere - Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Capture One, Nik Software, Smart Layers

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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 www.adobe.com. If you're still having troubles, please ensure you have the latest version loaded on your computer.

2015 UPDATE: if you're using the latest Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader DC, you may need to update your computer system to include the new Flash player separately. Adobe will give you an error message and you can simply follow the link to a page. Follow the instructions to install Flash on your Windows (two apps) or Mac (one app).

The link is: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/flash-player-needed-acrobat-reader.html

Please note, that Windows users should download both Active X and Plugin links - there are two things to install to get it working properly!

iPad Users: The Layer's ebooks are video embedded pdf's and they currently will not play on the ipad.


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