Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Inverting a mask, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
I'd be the first to admit, that while the general concepts of layer mask are …relatively straightforward, it is easy to get a little confused from time to time. …After all, we're dealing with a Layer Mask, which is a somewhat abstract concept. …Where black blocks pixels and white reveals pixels, and sometimes we use a …selection as the basis of that layer mask. …And we might lose track of which direction we're headed. …Let's take a look at an example, and a solution to a challenge that you might …face periodically with your layer mask. I have, in this case, a photograph of the …Flat Iron building, and below it, a layer that contains a cloudy sky.…
And I'd like to use this sky, to replace the sky from the photo, of the flat Iron building. …So, I'm going to start off with a selection. …I'll go ahead and choose the Quick Selection tool from the toolbox and then …I'll adjust my brush size as needed, using the left and right square bracket …keys to reduce or enlarge the size of the brush respectively. …
- 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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