Combining the image and the masthead in Photoshop


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Combining the image and the masthead in Photoshop

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 ...

Combining the image and the masthead in Photoshop
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Combining the image and the masthead in Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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