Creating the best possible layer mask


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Creating the best possible layer mask

In this exercise, we're going to manually blend together the aligned images of my sons, Max and Sam. I've gone ahead and saved a more streamlined version of that composition as Two aligned layers.psd. Now this mask job here seems to present a really big problem. After all, if I were to take the Sam layer, which is currently on top, and set it to 50%, let's say, by pressing the 5 key, that is 50% Opacity. You'll see that the ribs along the slide do not match up at all. So I believe, if I turn this layer off and then on for a moment, I can see that this area here is the rib for the foreground slide, and this area right there is the rib for the background slide. And then we've got Max's feet, which aren't aligned with each other and Sam's hand. And this edge of the slide is not in alignment, and then down here at the bottom, we have an alignment problem as well.

This is the rib of the forward slide, and this is the rib of the backward slide. Meanwhile, everyth...

Creating the best possible layer mask
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Creating the best possible layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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