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01 January 2003, 04:07 PM
As you might know, i'm still quite a n00b in photoshop.

I always see that 'Channel' tab there next to the Layers tab, but i just can't figur out what the Channels can do/what the effects are that i can reach with it.

Can someon give me a clear explanation of what 'Channels' represent, and what effects i maybe could get with it?

//Sorry for my bad English.

01 January 2003, 04:28 PM
check this, it's all you want to know about channel.. :)

01 January 2003, 04:34 PM
Thank you very much, i'm gonna study that one :beer:
//btw, does someon has a link for a tutorial that uses Channels allot?

01 January 2003, 06:42 PM
yeah, kai krause (formerly metaTools) published a lot effect-tuts usig channel maths (subtractions, multiplications..) i will see, if i can find it... the book "channel chops" might also be interesting for you. go check at

peace out,


01 January 2003, 10:10 PM
found it (the krause tut's):

go there and look for the "secrets of chops". there are several parts. of course study the other tips as well, they are really cool for learning to handle channel-stuff (they are quite a bit old, but that doesn't matter)

hope to helped you out a little bit with that,


01 January 2003, 10:55 AM
Thanx m8, for the great help :thumbsup:

01 January 2003, 01:18 PM
no problem, bro! hope the stuff had some use to you!

01 January 2003, 01:28 PM
It sure has/is :D

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