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Chapter 16. Channels: The Ultimate Creat... > The Three Types of Channels

The Three Types of Channels

Channels are used by Photoshop to store image color information. Every image has at least one channel, just as it has at least one layer (even if that layer is empty). The layers hold artwork, and the channels hold the color information for that artwork. When an image has only a single layer and a single channel, the Layers and Channels palettes may look the same, but they hold different information.

In Photoshop CS, an image can have up to 56 total channels, up from 24 in previous versions of Photoshop. (The total does not include the composite channel, RGB, CMYK, or Lab, which doesn't actually hold color data.) There are three types of channels.



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