Understanding calculations in channels


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Understanding calculations in channels

Those alpha channels, when used in conjunction with the Calculations command, can create some very intricate masks, which you can apply some very interesting effects. I have this lamppost right here at the center of the painting. I've got the actual file open in background here, so let's go look at that right here. And when I zoom in and start looking at some of the cables on this image here, you see that the cables have shadows and highlights in very specific spots that were made real easy to do by using the alpha channels in conjunction with Calculations.

Now let me explain what that is all about. We have here a little ring. It's very easy to make this ring look three- dimensional using things like layer styles. I just go into that layer and hit it with the Layer Styles and say give me a Bevel and Emboss. I am going to increase the size like that, and let's make this more of a reddish tone so it doesn't look so deep there. Click OK and I have a 3-dimensional- looking ri...

Understanding calculations in channels
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Understanding calculations in channels provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

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Design
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Illustrator Photoshop
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