The Calculations command


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The Calculations command

In this exercise, I am going to introduce you to one of the oldest commands in all of Photoshop as well as one of the most powerful. That's this command right here, it's under the Image menu, and it's called Calculations. Now what the Calculations command does is it allows you to blend any two channels with each other. So they can be a color bearing channels such as Red, Green, and Blue or they can be alpha channels, and you can blend those two channels together in order to create a new alpha channel. The reason, you would want to do such a thing, is for one thing, to generate a better mask.

So as opposed to working directly from the Red, Green, or Blue channel, and then enhancing the levels, and overlay painting, and all that good stuff, you can blend two channels together in order to create the base alpha channel and get some additional work done. So you save yourself time plus you can create more details, more articulate, more accurate masks. Now that is, of course, assu...

The Calculations command
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The Calculations command 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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