Chops are dead; long live maskops


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Chops are dead; long live maskops

Once upon a time, there was like this entire branch of Photoshop activity devoted to a thing called channel operations or Chops. There were channel operation chat forms, people traded their favorite recipes, there was even a book that bore the famously repetitive title Channel Chops. The one thing that all channel operations had in common was that they relied on a command under the Image menu called Calculations. The Calculations command allowed you to merge channels using an opacity value, blend modes, and a few other settings. The advent of layers all but eliminated the need for channel operations. Techniques like Bevels, Glows, and Drop shadows, which previously entailed 20 step Chops, was streamlined by layer effects.

Chops still have their die-hard fans but if you ask me, they are just elaborate ways of creating effects that you can achieve more simply and with better results using layers. In other words, Chops are dead; but while Chops are dead and I mean stone cold dead, the Ca...

Chops are dead; long live maskops
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Chops are dead; long live maskops provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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