Inverting layer masks


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Inverting layer masks

This is just to remind you that masks can be inverted at any time. That's a non-destructive action and I'm going to give you a couple of shortcuts for how to invert a mask as you create it. So let's say I want to sharpen this image and I'm going to use the High Pass Sharpening technique, which is where you duplicate a layer, Command+J, Ctrl+J, you go to Filter > Other > High Pass and I'll just use a value of 2 for now. It's great. It makes everything that's not an edge to go gray; everything that is an edge gets enhanced. You see a darkening and a lightening on the edges there.

To make the gray stuff go away, we are going to change the blend mode to Overlay and then I can see before and after. Now the sharpening here is a little bit too strong and I only want to dial in the sharpening around the eyes and maybe the lips, let's say. So I'm going to go and create a layer mask and to do that I go to the bottom Layers panel. Normally when I click on...

Inverting layer masks
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Inverting layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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