In this video, learn fast masking tricks for making mockups.
- [Announcer] In this chapter, we are going to be pulling together a communication messaging for screens in London hotels and venues promoting them as the ideal place for your wedding, and they want to go this classic, old-school, sketchy look, and so we need some components. The first of which is this happy couple just here, and we're going to look at ways we can make quick selections for our mark up.
The very first thing I would try on this particular thing is the AI assisted subject algorithm. If you go to the Select Menu, you'll find subject in just about the middle there, and if you click, it will analyze the image, and it will return a result. Now, I think that's a pretty good result as a starting point, and I may well use it. I'm just going to deselect that for a moment because the other one, that I tend to use in this sort of situation is the focus area algorithm, and if we try that, if we go to this panel here, it starts to analyze the result there, and you can change a few different things about it.
So, the in focus range, if I bring that out a little bit there, and let's see what that does to the result. And you can view it in a few different ways. You can see here that it's moment viewing with the overlay on, and that's fine. We've got some tools here, and I want to add to that result, so I'm just going to indicate there with a single sweep, that dress, and you know what, that's not half bad. At all, there are some areas here where it can do with removals, let's just try, just in this region here, and let's see.
It's a pretty good analysis really of those two things. Try just between the dress and the leg and then zoom in, you can still do that when the panel is around. I just bring that in like so, and just carry on building that out until you get result. It's kind of refining that in between, but it's a lot quicker than trying to go around it with some of the other tools, especially given that if you actually look at the image, there is an awful lot of white in the background as well.
It's just very clever how it's doing it. It's not quite getting the elbow there, but what I typically do is have this output to a layer mask, and then hand that over to the select a mask work space where I could do some more with it. So, here I can change the opacity of the view. I can see all of the other things that weren't so easy to detect, and I can use all the tools here. So, for example, I've got this lasso at this moment selected, and I want to remove, let's just try that.
I quite often get that the wrong way around, but on this occasion, I'm happy to report that I'm not just there. So, just dragging around that with the lasso makes it very easy for me to clean this up, and I'm not too worried about the fact that her elbow is no longer projecting there. Of course, If I was, then I could come along and just add that back in. If I go back into add mode, using the controls at the top of the workspace here, just make a pretty broad pass around that like so, and then start to refine from there.
Now, depending on how you're working with this, I'm actually using a work on tablet to work. You might be confident enough to actually come around and draw sections of that back here just as I am doing there with the lasso, but you've also got access to the tools, of course, on the side. You've got the basic quick mask tool there. You want to use that and try to remove that section. Here, let me just brush across that. It's so close to the arm there. It's doing a not too bad job actually, and that's got me a heck of a lot closer than I was a moment ago.
There are a few other tricks that you can use when you're masking this way. Now, you might have noticed that subtracted there. I was going to hold down the alt option key which is another way that you can toggle between operations or normally can if I switch back into that for a second, add, and bring that down. They are worth investigating as well, but there you go. It's nice and quickly done there. A few other things to touch up, which I can do at my leisure, but it's on a mask, so, it is completely editable, and that's one of the quick techniques you can use to make selections for mark ups.
- Building templates
- Organizing your layers
- Managing presets
- Sharing assets
- Quick masking for mockups
- Making brushes
- Generating assets for web and UX
- Creating animation and video
- Saving files correctly