Masking and compositing your rainbow


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Masking and compositing your rainbow

In this final exercise, we are going to take that over-the-top cartoon rainbow and turn it into a kind of photorealistic rainbow through the magic of masking and compositing. I have saved this version of the image as Garrish rainbow.psd found inside the 06_color_range folder, and the first thing we need to do is mask the rainbow behind the grass. We're going to do that using the Color Range command, but you may recall that the Color Range command always sees the composite image. So, if I went out to the Select menu, and chose Color Range, and then tried to click inside the grass let's say, and I will turn off the Invert check box, that's kind of a problem right now, you'd see that I can select a lot of the grass, but notice that the rainbow is kind of digging into it.

I can't get to the portion of the grass that I need to mask the rainbow away, because the rainbow is in the way. So I will cancel out of there. What you need to do is Alt+Click or Option+Click on the eye ...

Masking and compositing your rainbow
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Masking and compositing your rainbow provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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