Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask


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Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask

Another advantage to working with Adjustment layers is that you can isolate the adjustment to specific regions of an image using a layer mask. Now we're going to be exploring a few tools that I haven't showed you so far, but it's pretty straightforward stuff as you'll see. So I'm looking at both the corrected dark bug and the corrected light bug. And the corrected light bug's body is so much darker, what I'd like to do is select the formerly dark bug's body and mask that portion of the adjustment away. I'm going to use one of the simpler selection tools inside Photoshop, which is the Quick Selection tool.

If you're seeing the Magic Wand instead, then you can choose the Quick Selection tool from the flyout menu. And by default its brush size is set to 30. And I'm just going to brush down the animal's body, like so, taking care not to brush into the wings. Now that selects some of the shadow details inside the image but not all that much. So t...

Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
Video duration: 3m 31s 7h 45m Beginner Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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