Creating a simple layer mask


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Creating a simple layer mask

Select the file hawai_sammy_olsen.psd and then double-click it to open it up in Photoshop, press F to go to Full Screen View mode and then Spacebar to reposition your image. Now here you can see we have a document with two separate layers, I have the Background layer, the original photo. Then on top of it I have this black and white or desaturated version of the same exact photo. Well here is what we are going to do; we are going to click into this top black and white layer. Next, we are going to select the Elliptical Marquee and we are going to do that by clicking on the Marquee tool and then choosing Elliptical Marquee, as a quick sign out you can also press M and then Shift+M to select this tool as well. All right, well, now that I have this, I'm going to click and expand this across an area of the image.

Now the nice thing about this tool is if you click-and-drag it you'll notice that it's anchored to that first spot where you clicked. Well' if you click-and-drag and ...

Creating a simple layer mask
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Creating a simple layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

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Photography
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