Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video Mask management, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Faces.
…The structure of your masks can be critical to…the success in getting a job done quickly and neatly.…This is how I structure my masking, using layer sets.…I use the silos as a foreground and a background set.…Inside the foreground layer set, I have a couple of sub masks, and…I have one that's clothes and hair, and I have one that's skin.…These masks inside will affect just the skin, and this mask…here will affect just the hair and the clothes.…Now, they can get quite complex, depending upon your image.…
And inside the clothes and hair mask, I…have a layer set that affects just the clothes.…And one that affects just the hair.…You can see from my masks that, let me just make,…make the last selection here, that I don't have snug edges.…That this one for close right here, it goes over all this skin and it goes…on the outside edge of the image where…it leads into the background and the reason why…I can do that is because I have a…strong silo here separating the model from the background.…And on this close hair mask, I have a…
- Analyzing your portrait
- Setting the overall color
- Using masks to color correct
- Controlling blemishes
- Popping the eyes