Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding layer effects with masks, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
Layer effects in Photoshop are a feature that many photographers tend to associate …with text and they certainly don't tend to use layers in conjunction with their …photographic images but when you're using layer masks sometimes a layer effect can …actually be a lot of fun and can help you produce a unique and interesting image. …In this case, I think I'd like to take these black birds and essentially pull …them away from the background. As much as the picture was taken in large …part because of the colorful sky, I think I'd like to lose that sky and then I'll …take a look at some layer effects for the birds themselves.…
I'll start off by double-clicking on the thumbnail for my background image layer, …in order to convert that layer into a normal layer. …So, I'll double-click the thumbnail. And then click Ok in the new layer dialog. …If I want to of course I could rename the layer in that dialog, or rename it …after the fact by simply double-clicking, on the layer name, and then typing a new name. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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