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The Photoshop Channels Book
     

The Photoshop Channels Book

by Scott Kelby
 

One big advantage Photoshop professionals have always had was the understanding of channels. It was their secret weapon, and it enabled them to do things, and work in an entirely different way than their competitors, and maybe that's why the secret power of Photoshop's channels has been such a closely guarded secret. Until now.

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Overview

One big advantage Photoshop professionals have always had was the understanding of channels. It was their secret weapon, and it enabled them to do things, and work in an entirely different way than their competitors, and maybe that's why the secret power of Photoshop's channels has been such a closely guarded secret. Until now.

Award-winning, bestselling author Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) shows you how to unlock the power of Photoshop's Channels and really start using Photoshop like a pro. But this isn't a book of theory and technical explanations, this is a step-by-step project-based book that will teach you exactly how to the pros use channels in their everyday work (Using channels is one of the secrets they use to get twice the work done in half the time).

You'll learn how today's top photographers and graphic designers employ channels to make impossible selections, to speed their production workflow, to color correct images, to mask images, to create stunning color to black and white conversions, and to do dozens of inside tricks that set them apart from the field. There's a reason there's always been a mystique to using channels, and why Photoshop users who understand and use them stay on the cutting edge. Now, their secrets are revealed using the same plain-English style that has made Scott one of the leading Photoshop authors and instructors in the world today.

You'll be amazed at not only what you're able with channels, but you'll love the competitive advantage that using channels will give you. If you're ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level, you're holding the book that will take you there, and you're gonna love it!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Channels are the secret behind many of today’s best Photoshop images. If you’re not comfortable using them, major Photoshop guru Scott Kelby will fix that ASAP.

Kelby’s new hands-on guide assumes no channels experience whatsoever. You’ll start with the absolute basics: viewing existing channels (including some nifty keyboard shortcuts); creating and isolating new alpha channels; and preparing channel masks. Every chapter ends with shortcuts and Q&As -- many, we suspect, drawn from Kelby’s live teaching.

You’ll learn how to use channels to improve detail and crispness without oversaturating color. Kelby shows how to make landscapes more vibrant; sharpen images without exaggerating noise; blend channels to create one great image from two photos. There are chapters on special effects (check out the "infrared" example); and even optimizing web images. Didn’t realize channels could do all that? They can. So can you. Bill Camarda, from the March 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321269065
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
02/21/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.60(d)

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Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) as well as Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines. Scott also serves as Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the Technical Chair of the PhotoshopWorld conference. Scott has written numerous books on Photoshop and is the creator of the best-selling Killer Tips series.

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