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Adding a filter mask

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This time around I've save my changes as Prematurely gray.psd found inside the 06_filter_masks folder, so called because what in the world has happened to this guy's hair? It has turned prematurely gray. Somehow we have brought out gray in this young man's hair and I'm not sure exactly how that happened, especially when if you turn-off the Smart Filters here, his hair is just jet black. I mean there's barely any detail going on inside that hair. And yet thanks to the fact that we created this extreme non-filtering effect here, Shadows/Highlights, we're able to raise those highlights from the dead and as a result create a prematurely gray look.

Adding a filter mask

This time around I've save my changes as Prematurely gray.psd found inside the 06_filter_masks folder, so called because what in the world has happened to this guy's hair? It has turned prematurely gray. Somehow we have brought out gray in this young man's hair and I'm not sure exactly how that happened, especially when if you turn-off the Smart Filters here, his hair is just jet black. I mean there's barely any detail going on inside that hair. And yet thanks to the fact that we created this extreme non-filtering effect here, Shadows/Highlights, we're able to raise those highlights from the dead and as a result create a prematurely gray look.

I am going to go ahead and zoom out from this guy a little bit so we can see not only does his hair have this gray look to it but we're also bringing out all kinds of detail inside that jacket. Check that out. I'll go ahead and turn-off Smart Filters for a second and you can see jacket, just black. It doesn't look like there is any detail there whatsoever. If I press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z on the Mac to restore my Smart Filters, there is all kinds of detail going on now. Totally wild. However, I will go on record as saying I don't think we should keep his hair this color.

I think it looks ridiculous. And also these sorts of semi- sideburns he's got going here, I think we should paint some of those away as well and so we are going to do that by adding a filter mask. Now there is a couple of different ways to add a filter mask. You may recall that I threw away the filter mask that was associated with my Smart Filters by default. I did that in the previous chapter, right off the bat when we applied Color Halftone. So any time you add a Smart Filter to a Smart Object, you get a filter mask by default but then you can just delete it as we did.

I right-clicked inside the filter mask and shows Delete Filter Mask because I just wanted to clean things up. If I am not using it, what's the point of having it especially when it's so easy to restore it? And here's how. You go to Smart Filters right there. You right-click on Smart Filters and you choose Add Filter Mask. That's one way and then you have a filter mask and then you can paint with black to paint away the filtered effect and you can paint with white to restore it and we'll see that shortly here. But first, let's go ahead and delete it again just so that we all remember how to do that.

You right-click inside of that filter mask and you choose Delete Filter Mask. So that's one way to work. If you're working inside of Photoshop CS4, then you can create a filter mask from the Masks palette, so there is my Masks palette right there. I will go ahead and click on it to switch over to Masks and then notice that we have three different kinds of masks that we can create from the Masks palette. You can create a pixel-based mask, which is a standard layer mask. You can create a vector mask which is a vector-based layer mask, meaning that you're carving out the layer into a vector-based shape, and then finally you can add this guy which is the filter mask.

This little icon there only appears when you're working with a Smart Object that has Smart Filters assigned to it. That's the only time, otherwise you won't see this option. But anyway, in our case we do is to go ahead and click on Add Filter Mask and now you have a filter mask and now you can modify that filter mask from the Masks palette if you want or just by painting with the Brush tool which is what we're going to do in the next exercise.

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Photoshop Smart Objects

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  1. 17m 13s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop Smart Objects
      59s
    2. Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      4m 18s
    3. Installing the CS4 color settings
      4m 15s
    4. Loading the CS4 color settings in Photoshop and Bridge CS4
      7m 41s
  2. 1h 12m
    1. Nondestructive transformations
      1m 14s
    2. The purpose of Smart Objects
      5m 17s
    3. The trials of destructive transformations
      5m 1s
    4. Creating a Smart Object
      6m 36s
    5. The rewards of nondestructive transformations
      4m 29s
    6. Preparing a composition for masking
      4m 59s
    7. Establishing a base alpha channel
      6m 25s
    8. Masking a Smart Object
      7m 3s
    9. Refining the layer mask
      6m 50s
    10. Multiplying the edges
      4m 17s
    11. Manually adjusting the problem edges
      6m 3s
    12. Free Transform feedback
      5m 14s
    13. The ultimate nondestructive crop
      9m 8s
  3. 1h 19m
    1. Photoshop and its support applications
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a Camera Raw (ACR) Smart Object
      5m 8s
    3. Converting a JPEG image to DNG
      4m 47s
    4. Replacing pixels with Camera Raw data
      5m 27s
    5. Matching image and ACR resolution
      4m 25s
    6. Adjusting ACR Smart Objects
      5m 33s
    7. Importing Illustrator artwork
      6m 13s
    8. Opening placed art in Illustrator
      5m 51s
    9. Examining dynamic effects
      7m 9s
    10. Modifying Illustrator artwork
      5m 20s
    11. Updating an Illustrator Smart Object
      4m 20s
    12. Styling placed artwork in Photoshop
      3m 33s
    13. Combining layer effects and adjustment layers
      5m 14s
    14. Copying a layer from a clipping group
      5m 0s
    15. Scaling vector data beyond 100 percent
      3m 9s
    16. Blending vector data with pixels
      2m 10s
    17. Saving PDF-compatible Illustrator art
      4m 23s
  4. 1h 26m
    1. Many Smart Objects reference a single source
      1m 9s
    2. Smart Objects and file size
      5m 11s
    3. Placing images as Smart Objects
      4m 44s
    4. Creating a basic lens flare
      5m 43s
    5. Turning a flare into a black hole
      6m 2s
    6. Establishing a first true clone
      4m 9s
    7. Finding the exact center of an image
      2m 37s
    8. Reflecting additional clones
      4m 55s
    9. The art of upsampling
      7m 45s
    10. Editing the root image
      5m 37s
    11. Updating all true clones
      3m 29s
    12. Roughing in a polygonal mask
      7m 13s
    13. Parametric Feather and Glow
      7m 12s
    14. Smart sharpening Smart Filter
      5m 36s
    15. Adding highlights and vibrance
      7m 10s
    16. Luminance blending
      8m 18s
  5. 49m 7s
    1. Placing one Smart Object inside another
      1m 9s
    2. Creating a super-massive Smart Object
      7m 9s
    3. Styling a super-massive Smart Object
      4m 29s
    4. Recoloring background regions
      4m 42s
    5. Cloning a super-massive Smart Object
      5m 56s
    6. Finishing off the first draft
      5m 4s
    7. The plasma ball effect
      4m 45s
    8. Applying the Smart Clouds filters
      4m 57s
    9. Converting clouds to lightning
      5m 4s
    10. Updating nested Smart Objects
      5m 52s
  6. 1h 14m
    1. Editable, nondestructive filters
      1m 24s
    2. Applying and modifying creative effects
      6m 54s
    3. Blending filtered effects
      6m 24s
    4. Tweaking filters with adjustment layers
      4m 14s
    5. Restoring halftone highlights
      4m 25s
    6. The price of Smart Filters
      5m 56s
    7. The power of true clones
      7m 13s
    8. Sharing between Smart Objects and comps
      8m 45s
    9. Just click on it
      1m 50s
    10. Applying a corrective filter
      5m 24s
    11. Smart Filters and disk space
      3m 46s
    12. Picking the right blend mode
      6m 36s
    13. Combining multiple Smart Filters
      6m 13s
    14. Editing and previewing filter settings
      5m 27s
  7. 1h 44m
    1. Still more Smart Filters
      1m 3s
    2. Introducing the non-filters
      4m 15s
    3. Reducing luminance contrast
      5m 19s
    4. Faking an HDR portrait effect
      7m 20s
    5. Adding a filter mask
      3m 22s
    6. Editing filter masks and density
      4m 26s
    7. Applying Variations as a Smart Filter
      7m 24s
    8. Establishing independent filter masks
      4m 51s
    9. Painting away unwanted halos
      6m 28s
    10. Creating a wood grain effect
      6m 2s
    11. The luminance-style filter mask
      6m 23s
    12. The downside of independent filters
      5m 11s
    13. Merging the effects of two filters
      4m 38s
    14. Adjusting and merging masked effects
      6m 26s
    15. Introducing the Filter Gallery filters
      4m 39s
    16. Applying a Filter Gallery filter
      5m 57s
    17. Merging two Filter Gallery effects
      7m 16s
    18. Adjusting the colors of Sketch filters
      5m 2s
    19. Adding a third filter to a combo
      4m 58s
    20. The versatility of Smart Filters
      3m 2s
  8. 1m 31s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 31s

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