Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mask cleanup, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
An accurate Layer Mask is the most important component of a composite image. …And so you'll want to take the time to make sure you're really improving that …Layer Mask to perfection. In some cases, that's going to be easier …than others. Many times, a simple selection will …produce a perfect or nearly perfect Layer Mask, and in other situations, you might …just feather the Layer Mask or use the Refine Edge tool in order to clean up …that Layer Mask. But sometimes, it will take a little bit …of extra work, in fact, sometimes it requires a lot of work, to get that Layer …Mask perfect. Let's take a look at a particularly …challenging situation here. I have a Layer Mask, that I've defined, …it's disabled at the moment, but I'll Shift > click on the thumbnail, for the …Layer Mask, on the Layers panel, in order to enable it.…
And you can see, that we've got a rather rough Layer Mask here, we're missing …pieces of the handle, over here. If I disable and re-enable the Layer …Mask, you'll notice that over in this portion on the right side of the image, …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
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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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