Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining the image and the masthead in Photoshop, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Our next task is to combine the image and masthead.…You'll remember that we did this in InDesign, but we had some problems because there are…some trapped areas of negative space inside the curls of the hair, and we couldn't really…mask those out using the Pen tool in InDesign.…But we are able to do that in Photoshop using a layer mask.…And you can see that I have two layers here that together achieve this effect.…So let's re-create it. I am going to turn those two off and then come to my bottom layer,…switch to my Rectangular Marquee tool by pressing the M key,…make a selection of that portion of the head, and then press Command+J or Ctrl+J…to copy that to a new layer.…
That then needs to go above the masthead layer, and we now need to try and drop out the white…space around the hair.…I am going to turn off the other two layers so we are looking just at this portion in…isolation, and then I am going to come to the Select menu and to Color Range,…select the white background. I have Invert checked. I have the Fuzziness way up.…
- The history of magazine covers
- Choosing a cover image
- Making color and tonal adjustments to the image
- Placing and positioning the masthead
- Positioning, scaling, and cropping the cover image
- Creating a color palette
- Adding cover text
- Creating a peeling sticker effect
- Preparing for print
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Magazine Layout (2009)with Nigel French3h 25m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig6h 4m Intermediate
1. An Overview of Magazine Cover Design
2. Planning the Cover
3. Creating the Cover in InDesign
4. Preparing for Print
5. Alternative Workflows: Photoshop
6. Alternative Workflows: Illustrator
Goodbye and next steps1m 11s
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