Converting an image into a mask


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Converting an image into a mask

In this final exercise we are going to add these cracks across the surface of the egg as well as this guy's face. I have saved my progress as Let Me Out. psd, found inside the 05_combine folder. If you are working along with me, you also want to have open this file, it's called Stock cracks.psd, so-called because it's a stock image of cracks. All right, we are going to go ahead and duplicate it into the other image, by right-clicking anywhere inside the image window and then choosing the Duplicate layer command. Then change Document to Let Me Out or whatever the name of your composition is and click OK.

Now I'll switch back to the composition, and notice how the cracks are already kind of integrated into the scene here. That's because the various layers inside the text elements folder are themselves masked and as a result they are cut- away inside the contours of the egg. For now, just go ahead and Alt+Click or Option+Click on the eyeball in front of the new stock cracks ...

Converting an image into a mask
Video duration: 4m 42s 11h 36m Intermediate

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Converting an image into a mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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