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Channels? What are those? Alpha Channel Discovery

What exactly are those pesky Alpha Channels, anyway?

After trying to teach people about Alpha Channels for several years, I've decided that the biggest source of error and confusion is not understanding what an Alpha Channel, or even a Channel, actually. Click here to Start the Tutorial and find out!

The screen shots used in the Tutorial are from Photoshop CS3 Extended; but the directions will work in all versions of Photoshop, and the concepts are the same, no matter what graphics application you're using.

If this page has come loose from the frame it's supposed to be in, or is in someone else's frame, just click here, then choose Channels? from the list on the left.

If you have a question, write to me and ask it!

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