Masking an image against a busy background


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Masking an image against a busy background

By this point in the chapter we have seen a lot of very interesting stuff. We have seen how to extract a natural cast shadow from one image and map it against another. We have seen to separate and combine flesh masks and object masks. We have seen how to mask blond hair and composite it extremely successfully against a new background. We have seen how to use the Mask check box inside of the Calculations dialog box, and we even saw how to bolster a flame, which was wild, but you might be thinking by this point in time.

When you imagine masking the tough stuff you are thinking of a complicated foreground image with all kinds of colors, and feathers, and hair set against a very complicated background of all kinds of like scaffolding, and colors, and like a flock of seagulls in flight, and maybe some wicker furniture or something like that. I mean just every possible weird, wacky thing in a background, a big junkyard heap. And what do you do in that case, how do you mask the image? Well, f...

Masking an image against a busy background
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Masking an image against a busy background provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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