By Juergen Gulbins

Photoshop's layers are arguably the main strong element of the software's person interface and are the major to winning photograph modifying in Photoshop. Layers enable for either international and native alterations to pictures and will be used to create a few lighting tricks. better of all, layers enable for nondestructive modifying of your unique photo. New Photoshop clients usually see layers as too advanced, they usually fail to see the program's complete potential.

This publication will eliminate the confusion issue through delivering an in-depth creation to layers. transparent, step by step directions and illustrations aid the reader fast grasp the instruments which are appropriate for photographers.

In this booklet you'll study about:

• operating with and development a number of layers
• mixing layers and which recommendations to use
• utilizing layers to reinforce and retouch your images
• growing and utilizing layer masks
• growing luminosity and saturation layer masks
• utilizing shrewdpermanent gadgets and shrewdpermanent Filters
• complex layer techniques
• Time-saving shortcuts, suggestions, and tips

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Step Two: When the Save Keyword Tags to File dialog appears, you can choose to Export All Keyword Tags or, better yet, click on the Export Specified Keyword Tags radio button, then you can choose which tag category you want to export from the pop-up menu, and just click OK. A standard Save dialog will appear, so you can choose where you want your file saved. Name your file, click Save, and now you can email your exported tags to your friends. Step Three: Once your friends receive your tags, tell them they can import them by going to the Keyword Tags palette, clicking on the Create New Keyword Tag button, and from the pop-up menu, choosing From File.

This includes simple things like a photo caption (that can appear onscreen when you display your photos in a slide show), or you can add notes to your photos for your personal use, either of which can be used to help you search for photos later. First, click on the photo in the Media Browser that you want to add your own info to, and then from the Window menu, choose Properties to open the Properties palette (or you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt-Enter [Mac: Option-Return]). Step Two: MATT KLOSKOWSKI Step One: This brings up the Properties palette.

Click on the Create New Keyword Tag button (the little green plus sign) at the top left of the Keyword Tags palette and choose New Category from the pop-up menu. This brings up the Create Category dialog. ” Now choose an icon from the Category Icon list and then click OK. ) Step Four: To create your own custom tag, click on the Create New Keyword Tag button again and choose New Keyword Tag. This brings up the Create Keyword Tag dialog. Choose Sports from the Category pop-up menu (if it’s not already chosen), then in the Name field, type in a name for your new tag (here I entered “Soccer 2010”).

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