Adding a layer mask on a layer group


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Adding a layer mask on a layer group

Here is an example where I started with kind of a plain-Jane image that wasn't all that great in terms of composition, exposure and whatnot, but I wanted to turn it into something interesting and I really like the photograph and I want to make it kind of cool. So let's begin by showing you what this looked like at the start. I'm going to hold on the Option key or Alt on Windows and click on the eye of the Background layer. So that's kind of where I started from. You can see it's got some pretty bad color and now I just want to spruce it up a bit. So I created a series of layers and I duplicated this layer, I blurred it a little bit, I set its blend mode to Overlay. I duplicated that to double-up the effect.

I did a little of a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer just to take off some of the red that the Overlay was doing. The blend mode was making the reds too red. I added some Film Grain by creating that layer filled with gray and running the Noise filter on it and sett...

Adding a layer mask on a layer group
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Adding a layer mask on a layer group provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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