This week’s free video lesson covers a feature found inside Photoshop’s Blending Options settings within the Layer Style dialog. The Knockout Deep & Shallow settings allow you to make one layer knock a hole in underlying layers. The most basic use for it is to have text knock a hole through something. We’ll take it much further than that and show you how to use it when converting to black and white and how to gain more control over adjustment layers.

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Instructor rendezvous this week

This past week was a fun one, as I got to meet up with some of my fellow Photoshop instructors and friends. We had Colin Smith, of PhotoshopCAFE, stay with us for a few days and had a great time catching up and taking pictures. With so many conferences having gone virtual these past few years, it was so nice to be able to connect in person again!
We also spent a night out with several of our other instructor and conference friends, having dinner and catching up. It had been too long!