Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking, part of Designing a Brochure (2009).
Our next step is to mask some of our images, to make them cut outs. Now,…we're going to need to do that with this image here and this one right here and also…another one that is right there, that one. But I'm going to do it to the…sunflower. The technique for all three of them is pretty much the same. …So we'll do it for one and then you can apply that same technique to the others.…So I'm going to open up this image and it's a Camera Raw image again, we might…want to set the crop here so that we are only taking in the portion of the…image that we actually need to use. Everything here has been set up the way …I like it. Feel free to adjust as you feel necessary but I'm just going to go…ahead and click Open Image to open up this image in Photoshop.…
This is going to be a rather tricky mask to make and I think I'm going to…begin by selecting the background with the Quick Selection tool. So I'll choose…my Quick Selection tool, make my brush size a bit bigger and then go over the…background and see how far that takes us. I might need to make my brush size a…
InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Integrating InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that combines maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Working with a printer at the outset
- Designing with grids to create balance
- Choosing fonts and color palettes for a consistent look and feel
- Manipulating images for maximum impact
- Exploring different brochure formats and folding
- Proofing and printing the final product
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Setting Up the Workspace
3. Setting Up the Document
4. Creating the Background
5. Working with Text
6. Preparing Images
7. Preparing for Print
8. Alternative Brochure Styles
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