Masking the images into the selection


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Masking the images into the selection

In the previous movie, we talked about how we could either use the Pen tool in order to create a path or how we could use Quick Select in order to select the glass area of this vintage TV. What we need to do next is we need to activate this area as a selection. Now, for using the Quick Select tool, we could simply make that quick selection, or if we were working with paths, in order to be able to save that, what we can do is simply choose one of the paths, and then hold down Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows, and click on it. This will activate it as a selection.

The next thing we want to do is go to our Layers panel and click in the annika layer, turn on the visibility of course, and then click on the Add Layer Mask icon. What this will do is create a layer mask based on that selection. Now, the problem with this, of course, is the image is in the wrong position. So, in order to reposition this, we need to unlink the image in the mask, then we need to target the image thumbnail here. So, ...

Masking the images into the selection
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Masking the images into the selection provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing

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Photography
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