Creating a gradient quick mask


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Creating a gradient quick mask

Now I assume you have been working along with me for the last few exercises, if you have then you have a layered composition and we can see here inside the Layers pallet that includes the background image from photographer M. Lenny with two blend mode variations of this portrait shot from photographer Pascal Jeness, one set to the Linear Dodge mode and the other set to the Normal mode subject to a Layer Mask. We are now going to set about editing that Layer Mask, but before we do, we need to evaluate what in the world we are trying to accomplish here, so I am going to zoom in.

Notice that we still have these heavy edges going on, they are not only these dark fringes, but they are also kind of sharp fringes, which really doesn't make sense in the context of these very soft blurry details, these out-of-focal range details in the bottom portion of the hair. Meanwhile at the top of the hair, we have very sharply focussed individual strands of hair that we don't want to mess up, so we want to...

Creating a gradient quick mask
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Creating a gradient quick mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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