Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature

I just received my signed copy of "Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop's Most Powerful Feature", thanks Matt! I have not had too much time to go through it yet, but the timing is perfect since I just installed my newly purchased copy of Photoshop CS3.

Using Layers to enhance photographs has been only of my favorite things to do within Photoshop Element and way more powerful within CS3. To be honest I have been following the lead from others when it comes to which layers to apply to get specific effects, and I was somewhat doing this blindly. From my quick look through Matt Kloskowski's new book I can tell it is going to be very helpful to get me up to speed on CS3. I am particularly interesting in the chapters on Adjustment Layers and Layer Masks.