Masking and compositing the foreground


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Masking and compositing the foreground

I've saved the most recent version of my file as Alpha channels abound.psd, again found inside the 26_masking folder. I'm viewing the flesh & dress Alpha channel along with my RGB image. Just in case you are curious what's happening on screen here. All right, let's go back to the RGB composite and I'm going to turn off flesh & dress. That is, I am going to turn off its eyeball. Switch to the Layers panel, turn off the Saturation and Dodged layers, we don't need them anymore. You could throw them away I suppose, but the Dodged layer in particular took a fair amount of work to create, so I say keep it.

Anyway, I am going to switch down to the Background layer, and in order to isolate it, here is two different ways we could work. We could select the image by loading the mask, the final mask channel as a selection outline, and then we could drag the selected image into a new background, but then our ability to edit that image would be fairly limited, because we w...

Masking and compositing the foreground
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Masking and compositing the foreground provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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