Applying an arbitrary map


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Applying an arbitrary map

In this exercise we are going to take the Difference mask that we created in the previous exercise. Notice that I am still working inside that exact same Applied images.psd composition and I created the Difference mask using, of course, the Calculations command. We are going to take that Difference mask and we are going to enhance its contrast so that it becomes a usable mask. Normally I would use the Levels command to enhance the contrast, but we have so little contrast going on inside of this Difference mask that I am going to have to bring up the big guns by which I mean the Curves command.

So press Ctrl+M or Command+M on the Mac to bring up the Curves command. You should be working in the difference channel, by the way. I am going to go ahead and drag inside of the image here. I want you to watch the bouncing ball in the graph. I am going to drag inside of the lightest portions of the hand and notice that we are still in a very dark region of the graph. We are down into the left of w...

Applying an arbitrary map
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Applying an arbitrary map provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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