Online Training Leader lynda.com Announces Release of Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials

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Over 12 hours of tutorials featuring expert Photoshop tips and techniques.

lynda.com, the leader in self-paced digital media and design training, today introduced Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials.

Alpha channels are collections of luminance data that control the transparency of images, and they influence just about everything in Photoshop. Coming to terms with alpha channels, also known as masks, is a surefire way to maximize results. Omni Award-winning Photoshop expert Deke McClelland leaves no pixel unturned as he explores Refine Edge, Color Range, the Channels palette, the Quick Mask mode, channel masking, blend modes and more. After watching Photoshop CS3 Channel and Masks: The Essentials, even the most complex techniques will seem like child's play. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

"Mastering channels and masks is one of the most vital aspects of learning Photoshop. The need for training on this topic is enormous, and Deke dives deep into all the mystery and confusion. This is yet another must-see for all Photoshop users, and for all fans of Deke's entertaining teaching style," says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com.

Anyone with an internet connection can access Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials by subscribing to lynda.com's Online Training Library®. Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials is an online exclusive.

Subscriptions to the lynda.com Online Training Library® start at $25 a month, and provide access to over 22,000 movie tutorials covering more than 320 technology career tools, software applications and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the computer-based training courses at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups.

For free online samples of Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials and more detailed product information, please visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=468.
To arrange to view the full training title, please contact megan@lynda.com.

For more information on lynda.com products, please visit http://www.lynda.com or call 1-888-335-9632.

About lynda.com
Since 1997, lynda.com has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. lynda.com products include web-based training, instructional books, CD- and DVD-based video training, self-paced online learning and events for creative designers, instructors, students and hobbyists. lynda.com specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies and techniques.

About Deke McClelland
In 1985, Deke McClelland oversaw the implementation of the first personal computer-based production department in Boulder, Colorado. In 1986, he became the artistic director for Publishing Resources, one of the earliest all-PostScript service bureaus in the United States. Deke McClelland is a well-known expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and the broader realm of computer graphics and design. To date, he has written 85 books that have been translated into 24 languages, with more than 4 million copies in print. In addition to videos for lynda.com, Deke produces the One-on-One book series. Published by Deke Press in association with O'Reilly Media, this series of full-color tutorials includes the best-selling Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One and Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One.

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