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Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    I never knew you could do that!

    I don¿t know if you have noticed, but O¿Reilly has been putting out some amazing Photoshop books lately. I¿m quickly becoming a big fan of their Photoshop Cookbook series, of which this book is a part of. If you¿re unfamiliar with blending in Photoshop, it¿s basically the process of combining multiple layers in different ways (of usually the same photograph) to produce aesthetically pleasing results. It¿s surprising how combining an image with itself can potentially produce so many varied results. I¿m certainly no Photoshop expert, and maybe that¿s why I really enjoyed this book. Blending is a subject where I have a lot of trouble, and this book did an excellent job of showing a ¿Before¿ picture, shows how to perform the specific blend (e.g. reduce digital artifacts), and then shows the ¿After¿ picture. This type of step-by-step process with pictures (especially for Photoshop) really helps and makes the various ¿recipes¿ very intuitive and easy to follow. This is a great book for giving some of your digital photos that extra help they might need. This book certainly gave me some ideas for improving some of my photos¿and I think that was the author¿s point.

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