Creating alpha channels


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Creating alpha channels

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 s...

Creating alpha channels
Video duration: 5m 56s 4h 38m Intermediate

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Creating alpha channels provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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