Masking a Smart Object


show more Masking a Smart Object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Smart Objects show less
please wait ...

Masking a Smart Object

I have gone ahead and saved my progress as Base alpha channel.psd and I am working inside the base mask channel here inside the Channels palette. And this is the point at which we need to increase the contrast of the silhouette of this model here, so that she's absolutely white against that pitch-black background. And then we will take that Alpha channel, once we have refined it, and will apply it as a Layer Mask to our Smart Object in progress here. Now if you have ever seen any of Channels Mask video, whether for Photoshop CS2 or CS3, I have lots of them here at the lynda.com Online Training Library.

You know this is the point at which we need to do some brushwork. So I am going to go ahead and grab my Brush tool. I could press the B key, and then I am going to switch the mode from Normal to Overlay, and that allows us to enhance the contrast as we paint. Now I am going to go ahead and press the right bracket key a few times to increase the size of that brush, like so. And notice that...

Masking a Smart Object
Video duration: 7m 3s 8h 5m Intermediate

Viewers:

Masking a Smart Object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Smart Objects

Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
please wait ...