Grouping and masking layers


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Grouping and masking layers

I've saved my progress as Lost shadows.psd found inside the 17_shads_hilites folder. Our purpose in this exercise is to recover those lost shadows using a luminance mask. As you may recall from our earlier discussions of luminance versus density masks, Luminance mask go ahead and reveal the highlights and conceal the shadows automatically, whereas Density masks will conceal the highlights and reveal the shadows. In our case, we need to conceal the shadows. I know, it doesn't make any sense, they are so dark, why would we want to conceal them that much further.

What we are doing is we are concealing them from the effects of these filters which are causing the darkness. So, that's why we need a luminance mask that will leave the highlights revealed to the effects of these filters. Which filters are we talking about? Well, let's go ahead and build up the image again. Alt+Click or Option+Click on the eyeball in front of Background. There is our original shadows are in great shape...

Grouping and masking layers
Video duration: 5m 40s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Grouping and masking layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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