Masking a layer effect


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Masking a layer effect

I have saved my progress as Complete bulb outline.psd found inside the 27_pen_tool folder, and we have indeed completed the path outline around the light bulb. Now in this exercise, we are going to take this masked object, we are going to assign a layer effect, specifically an outer glow, so a very simple effect, and then we are going to mask the effect so it better matches the scene. Now the way you mask a layer effect is you separate it from its layer and then you apply a manual adjustment. All right so you may recall that we had reduced the density of this mask so we could see through the mask to the other pixels inside the layer.

We now need to reset that density value so I am going to go back to my Masks panel with the bulb layer selected and I am going to change the Density value but it's dimmed. In fact, the Mask panel is telling me No mask selected. Well sure enough the vector mask is not selected, so I don't have it active and the Mask panel when the vector mask is not ...

Masking a layer effect
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Masking a layer effect 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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