Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Feathering a mask, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
When you create a composite image it's very important that there's a realistic …blending between the two objects or the two images that you're blending. …I'll go ahead and zoom in on this image for example. …And you can see that we have a very abrupt transition between the rock layer …and the gradient behind it. That can create a rather artificial …appearance in the image. Well, granted in this case, the gradient …is certainly producing an artificial appearance. …But my point is that we want to make sure that we have an appropriate amount of …transition between the objects that we're blending.…
I almost always use selections as the basis of a layer mask, when I'm creating …a composite image. And I almost never have a feathered selection. …That means that the selection abruptly transitions between selected areas of the …image, and not selected areas of the image. …And so when I create a layer mask based on that selection, it too will have an …abrupt transition. I don't want there to be an abrupt …
- 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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