15. Alpha Channels


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15. Alpha Channels

(Music playing) Deke's Photoshop? Deke's Photoshop? Top 40! In Photoshop masking is a black art, or white art depending on your perspective. See where a mask is concerned is black conceals and white reveals, or put differently everything that is black is protected, everything that is white is selected. The melting pot, the place where black, white, and all the shades of gray come together, is the alpha channel. The alpha channel is where masking begins.

Feature #15 is alpha channels, and an alpha channel is a means of saving a selection outline for later use. You can also develop a full-blown mask that you can use to create a highly articulated selection outline. By extension we are going to a look at layer masks, which are nothing more than alpha channels that are associated with independent layers inside Photoshop. Now it's a brand-new year, so I thought it was only fitting to serve up a model that we've already seen so far, back in feature #18 Smart Objects. You may recal...

15. Alpha Channels
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15. Alpha Channels provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Top 40

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Design Photography
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