Integrating an outside reference using layer masks


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Integrating an outside reference using layer masks

I'm going to turn on the visibility of the snow selection by hitting Command+Ctrl+H. I have a nice piece of photo reference of a snowy hillside in Colorado that I'm going to use for this project. I am going to use the Rectangular Selection tool to grab just the bottom of this. I don't need the sky, and I'll copy it out. I'm going to return to my mountain_ chalet document, but rather than pasting the snowy hillside directly in, I'm going to use the selection I have as a mask for the snow. I am going to go up to the top menu and choose Edit > Paste Special > Paste Into.

Paste Special pastes the material into the selection in your document. It also creates a layer mask on the new layer. Notice that the link between the color layer and the layer mask is turned off. If I turn it on and then move the layer around, they both move together, but that's not what I want; I want to move the color layer independent of the mask, so I'm going to turn the link off. Now,...

Integrating an outside reference using layer masks
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Integrating an outside reference using layer masks provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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