Photo Editing: Learn to Convert a Selection into a Layer Mask


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Converting a selection into a layer mask

We need to take a minute to talk about the fundamentals of masking and using layer masks in Photoshop. So, let's start by creating a soft edged vigneitte around this image. I'm going to double-click to open the 02IvySavedSelection. So, if you're following along, you want to make sure you grab this image and not the 01 Ivy, because they actually are different. So I'll double click on that and it will open it up in Photoshop. I'll select my Marquee tool and you'll notice that I'm on my regular Marquee tool, this will just create a selection as opposed to maybe subtracting or intersecting the selection. So I'll select the first one and click and just drag out in my image the size that I want the vignette to be.

Now, I've created my selection, but if I use the Layer menu, you'll notice that I cannot add a layer mask. And that's because I'm on a background layer. But, there's a little shortcut. Instead of using the menu item to...

Converting a selection into a layer mask
Video duration: 7m 40s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Converting a selection into a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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