Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to layer masks, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
One of the moset important elements of composite imaging in Photoshop is the …layer mask. Layer masks are incredibly powerful, they …give us tremendous flexibility in terms of applying targeted adjustments to an …image or creating a composite. The basic concept of the layer mask is …relatively straight forward. A layer mask determines which pixels are …visible and to what degree. For example, a pixel might be completely …visible, completely invisible, or partially visible. …Let's take a look at the overall concepts of layer masks, and get a sense of how we …might start working with layer masks to create a composite image.…
I have a document here that's already a composite image. …You can see that I have a Squirrel layer, and a Sun in Sky layer. …I've already position the Squirrel layer on top, just by dragging it to the top of …the stack. And if I turn off the visibility for the …Squirrel layer, you'll see that the Sky layer is visible down below. …What I effectively want to do, is erase the rock wall in the background here, so …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
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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