Doing the Channel Walk


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Doing the Channel Walk

Now if you are typical Photoshop user, you are probably absolutely terrified of the Channels panel. You are good enough here with the Layers panel to get around, you know you can create layers and move around and do a transparency and whatnot. But you go to the Channels panel and you will click over there and it's just like a whole other world. Like what are these things? And when you create a new channel, it's called Alpha 1 and what the heck does that mean? Well, channels in terms of an RGB image are just gray scale images. All right, there is a red channel, there is a green channel, there is a blue channel. Each of these gray scale channels just represents a color of light.

Now, when you look at the particular channels, the brighter the tone, the brighter the pixels. So in the red channel where there is a lot of red, that's going to be represented as a bright pixel or a white in this case. So if you take a look at this image, the parrot's got a very red head. So a...

Doing the Channel Walk
Video duration: 3m 38s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Doing the Channel Walk provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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