Edge Sharpen: Create the mask Photoshop CC


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Edge sharpening: Creating the mask

In this movie, we will finish off our edge-sharpening technique which we began in the previous movie. So, if you didn't watch the previous movie, you definitely will want to go back and catch up to where we are right now. Well, at this point, we have a nice alpha channel. What we need to do next is to go back to our RGB composite view. We're going to ignore the alpha channel for a moment and we'll go into our Layers panel. In the Layers panel, we have the original background layer. Let's duplicate, or copy this layer in order to be able to apply some sharpening to it, and also to add a mask to that layer.

To copy the layer, press Cmd+J on a Mac, Ctrl+J on Windows, or drag the layer to the new layer icon right there. Then, double-click the layer name. Let's call this layer Edge Sharpening. Now, before we perform or apply the edge sharpening, what we're going to do is to build a mask based on the alpha channel. Here's how it works. We go back to the Channels panel. We'll go ...

Edge sharpening: Creating the mask
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Edge sharpening: Creating the mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CC for Photographers: Sharpening

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