Channel mAsk Photoshop Black-and-White


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Channel masking

Most techniques for converting an image to black and white, involve blending individual Color Channels at varying percentages, but across the whole image. However, through the use of layer masks, you can actually create an image that blends different channels through different areas of the photo. In this lesson, I'll show you how it's done. This technique utilizes the individual color channels found in the image. So first, let's go to the Channels panel. You can choose Window > Channels from the menu if it's not visible, and then we'll click on the thumbnails of each of the individual color channels in turn. Starting with red, then green, and then blue.

As you can see, because different areas of the image contain different percentages of each of these primary colors, each of the channels looks quite a bit different. The red and the green channels, in this case, are relatively similar to each other, but there are some differences and the blue channel l...

Channel masking
Video duration: 5m 25s 1h 49m Intermediate

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Channel masking provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Black-and-White Workshop

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