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Masks in Photoshop: The Essentials

Award-winning designer and educator Joseph Caserto gives you an extensive overview of masks in Photoshop CS4.

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  2. What Is a Mask? FREE!
  3. Quick Masks FREE!
  4. Layers Masks FREE!
  5. Uses for Layer Masks FREE!
  6. Managing Layer Masks FREE!
  7. Adjustment Layers FREE!
  8. Clipping Masks FREE!
  9. Mask Panel FREE!
  10. Vector Masks FREE!
  11. Conclusion FREE!

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Award-winning designer and educator Joseph Caserto gives you an extensive overview of masks in Photoshop CS4, incorporating the features and most common applications of quick masks, layer masks, adjustment layers, clipping masks, and vector masks. Also, Joseph explores the mask panel, a handy tool for refining masks that is new to CS4.

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Joseph Caserto
Joseph Caserto is an award winning Graphic Artist based in New York City who specializes in publication art direction and design. He earned a BFA with honors in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, where he completed one of the first classes in graphic design produced with a Macintosh. With over 15 years of professional experience, mostly from national consumer magazines with circulations in the multi-millions, he is currently a freelance art director and designer whose clients include BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe magazines. Joseph is a member of The Graphic Artists' Guild and The Society of Publication Designers, and has taught at The City College of New York and NYU. A lifetime resident of New York State, he grew up in the State's historic Mid-Hudson Valley, and has lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s. He was recently awarded a 2008 American Graphic Design Award, and a 2008 Create Award, Silver, for the cover of the April 2008 issue of BW Chicago, a BusinessWeek publication.