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Coming to terms with alpha channels (or masks) is the most sure-fire way to boost the quality of your work in Photoshop. But masking isn't easy-in fact, the elusive alpha channel has been described as the least understood feature in Photoshop's enormous arsenal. Now, you can master masking with Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system. 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. With this book, you will:

  • Learn at your own speed with 12 self-paced tutorials

  • Try out techniques and best practices with engaging real-world projects

  • Get more than 850 full-color photos, diagrams, and screen shots that illustrate every key step

  • See exactly how it's done in real time with five hours of all-new video instruction

  • Test your knowledge with multiple-choice quizzes in each chapter

And more. Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One simulates a classroom environment that provides one-on-one attention as you proceed from lesson to lesson. You'll learn to use Photoshop faster, more creatively, and more efficiently than you thought possible.

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Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 rating Based on 5 Ratings

"Something seems missing" - by brianburdan on 08-APR-2010
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Prior to reading this, I'm going to give it a 'C' simply because I cannot seem to find a place to download the materials that would come with the book if physically purchased.  This makes the book almost useless considering it is a bunch of tutorials based on actual provided files.  You cannot watch the videos either.

If someone can point out where these are provided on Safari, then I would be happy to re-review.

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"Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks" - by Anonymous on 31-MAR-2010
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This book is a must have. I am thinking of adding it to my bathroom collections..Yes, my best books are on my bathroom shelf.
The teaching methodology, the simplification of learning a complex application and the tips and the review quiz and not to mention the keyboard shortcuts.. what an easy way to master them.

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