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Creating and editing layer masks

Creating and editing layer masks: Photoshop Compositing Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Creating and editing layer masks: Photoshop Compositing Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Sean Duggan shows how to add a new layer as a Smart Object and then use the Free Transform tool to non-destructively scale an image smaller. He uses the Brush tool to create and edit a layer mask in a composite image. Color differences between the original image and the added element are addressed, and corrected, using a Color Fill layer, a blending mode, and a layer clipping mask. He shows how to use an adjustment layer for final tonal and contrast enhancements.

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Skill Level Intermediate
1h 22m
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Q: This course was updated on 01/11/2018. What changed?

A: The following topic was updated: smart selections. In addition, new videos were added that cover combining a precise mask with a gradient, and using blend modes to create a composite.

Skills covered in this course
Masking + Compositing Photography Photoshop

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