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Hot Off the Press: Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One

By Mary Rotman
January 14, 2009 | Comments: 3

Deke McClelland's latest book, Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One released right as Macworld 2009 began, and arrived hot off the press (literally) just in time for the show. Those of you who were lucky enough to see it there know that it's a fantastic resource for everything regarding Photoshop CS4's most complex tools: channels and masks.

With 12 self-paced tutorials and three hours of all-new video instruction, this book allows you to learn at your own pace, while engaging you in real-world projects that have you try out actual techniques and learn concepts in a hands-on way.

Deke leads you through step-by-step text lessons, DVD-video demonstrations, and real-world projects. You'll learn how to select and composite highlights, shadows, clouds, fabric, feathers, glass, flame, lightning, eyes, all varieties of hair, and then some. Deke's expert advice and guidance is like working with a personal coach.

If you've been stumped by channels or masks in the past, now is your chance to get a handle on these confusing but essential tools. Post a comment letting me know what you would use it for and I'll randomly pick one winner in a week. Best of luck!

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Well as a Photoshop tutor would be a great resource to
compare my structure with Deke's.
And as we all know, there is always something new to learn,
and there is always a different perspective on a theme
that one may feel they know pretty well already.
And I just plain love Deke's books!
Been reading them for like 15 years now!

I would use channels and masks in my photoimaging II course I'm currently taking at RIT. I used this in several of my work and it's one HELPFUL tool to change filters, colors, and other parts in the picture.

I am freelance photographer and I uses photoshop alot! I would like to learn more depth about channels and masking. Your article is interesting and I would like to learn more from you.


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