Creative professionals know how to tap Photoshop CS3's Layers to achieve spectacular results, and now you can learn their secrets in this comprehensive book. How do you combine layers and masks? What's the best way to work with Web images? From the newest CS3 features to successful layering strategies, you'll discover the professional techniques and hands-on examples you need to succeed. Create composites that make an impact, organize your workflow, create great-looking and quick-loading Web images, and more.
About the Author
Matt Doyle is cofounder of ELATED, a company dedicated to helping people build better Web sites. He has been professionally involved with system administration, software development, and Web site building since 1993.
Simon Meek is cofounder of ELATED. He has been a professional designer since 1996, specializing primarily in online work.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Part I: Layer Basics.
Chapter 1: Introducing Layers.
Chapter 2: Managing and Organizing Layers.
Chapter 3: Resizing and Transforming Layers.
Part II: Exploring Special Layer Types.
Chapter 4: Creating Text with Type Layers.
Chapter 5: Working with Shape Layers.
Chapter 6: Exploring Adjustment and Fill Layers.
Part III: Advanced Layer Features.
Chapter 7: Combining Layers with Blending Modes.
Chapter 8: Exploring Smart Objects.
Chapter 9: Working with Masks.
Chapter 10: Discovering Layer Styles.
Chapter 11: Using Layer Comps.
Part IV: Using Layers in Real-World Situations.
Chapter 12: Exploring Layer Strategies.
Chapter 13: Using Layers in Other Applications.
Chapter 14: Designing with Layers.
Chapter 15: Manipulating Photos by Using Layers.
Chapter 16: Creating Personal Projects with Layers.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Using the CD-ROM.
Appendix B: Shortcuts for Working with Layers.