Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Dodging and burning a mask, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
As you're working with layer masks to create composite images, I think one of …the most important things you can keep in mind is that a layer mask is just an …image, no granted, it's not an image in the context of a photograph for example, …but it is, in the context of Photoshop. Just an image. …It's a gray scale image. That determines where an image layer, for …example, is visible. With that little bit of knowledge I think …you'll realize that there's a lot more flexibility than you might have known about. …When it comes to working with those layer masks. …We can any tool that's in Photoshop that can be used on an image layer.…
With a layer mask. So we can paint on a layer mask. …You could use the Clone Stamp tool on the layer mask. …You can draw a gradient on a layer mask. There are all sorts of options. …I want to show you one of the techniques that you can use with the layer mask, …that can prove extremely helpful for tricky situations. …I want to create a selection of the macaque here, so that I can use that selection as …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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