From Photoshop CS A to Z: The Essential Visual Reference Guide
Keyboard Shortcuts Knockout
Shortcuts to commands and options using individual or groups of keys. Learn ones you use regularly to speed up your work. When shortcuts are available they're listed in this book as Quick Keys for the PC. Mac users have similar shortcuts. Photoshop CS now lets you assign your favourite shortcuts. (See Appendix C )
Photoshop CS lets you assign keywords to pictures. (See Exif data )
A mode from Blend Options palette selected from the Layer Style menu that allows you to be more creative with the ways layers react with other layers. It can be used with text and vector shapes to great effect. To illustrate how it works I've created a blue star layer on top that will be used as the Knockout layer. It's above four jigsaw piece layers and all five are placed in a layer set. The background is a photo of bananas and there's a yellow layer above that. (See Layers and Layer Sets )
If the star is set to Shallow Knockout with opacity at 0% it would cut through the layer underneath and reveal the next layer. As the jigsaw pieces are in a set it cuts through them too and reveals the yellow layer below.
If the star is set to Deep Knockout with opacity at 0% it cuts through all the layers and reveals the background layer.
By turning off channels and adjusting opacity you can...
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