Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating alpha channels, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1.
In this movie we are going to cover how to create alpha channels.…Now, the easiest way to create an alpha channel is to be in the Channels Panel, and simply…click on Create New Channel.…Now, that creates a totally black channel which means it will have no effect at all,…it's totally black. The entire image is protected.…Now that we have this blank channel, we can start to draw into it to do things like let's…just say we create this little swirl like this.…So now I can come over here, load that channel, and we'll hide the marching ants, so we don't…see those, and I can go in there and say let's go and colorize that.…
So, I'll go to Hue/Saturation, Colorize, increase the saturation, and you see that, that area…is being controlled inside the alpha channel.…That's the quickest way of creating one provided you have nothing in mind from the image to…create that alpha channel. Now, another way is to have something selected.…So, what I'm going to do here is I'm going to select this rock, because in the exercise,…
- Creating alpha channels
- Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
- Turning a day sky into a night sky
- Compositing photos
- Creating tableaus
- Blending color and tone in combined images
- Painting in explosions
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2with Bert Monroy3h 47m Intermediate
1. Understanding the Basics
2. Moonlit Night
3. Castle in the Sky
4. High Cliff
6. Secret Base
7. Crash Site
8. Ruins by the Sea
9. Castle on the Lake
10. War-Ravaged City
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