From the Back Cover
When Photoshop guru Matt Kloskowski was asked why he wrote this book, he replied, "It's simple: I wanted to write the Photoshop book that I wished was around when I was learning Photoshop." You've always known that layers were the key to understanding Photoshop, and now you have a resource to show you exactly how. With Matt's clear, easy-to-follow, and concise writing style you'll learn about:
Working with and managing multiple layersBuilding multiple layered images
Blending layers togetherExactly which of the 25+ Blend Modes you need to worry about (there's just a few)Layer Masking and just how easy it is.Using layers to enhance and retouch your photosAll of the tips and tricks that make using layers a breeze.If you want to finally understand layers in Photoshop, this book is the one you've been waiting for.
About the Author
Matt Kloskowski is a writer, instructor, illustrator, and graphic designer based out of Tampa, Florida. As well as being an Adobe Certified Expert, he holds certifications in Macromedia Flash, is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is an expert in dynamic- and database-driven website development. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of South Florida, with majors in computer information systems and marketing. Matt hosts both an Illustrator (ExtremeIllustrator.com) and Photoshop (ExtremePhotoshop.com) website, where he provides tutorials on all aspects of using the two programs. Matt's tutorials have been used in over 15 schools throughout the United States and have been translated into seven languages. He also writes a weekly column for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Mac Design magazine's website. In his spare time, Matt enjoys jogging, golfing, playing video games, and spending time with his wife, Diana, and two sons, Ryan and Justin, in their Tampa home.