The Masks panel's bad options


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The Masks panel's bad options

In this exercise, I'm going to introduce you to these three buttons down here at the bottom of the Masks panel. Now I already showed you how Color Range behaves when you start with a blank layer mask, however, it behaves quite differently when the layer Mask is already filled in. Now I should warn you that this exercise is something of a cautionary tale; the summary of the exercise would be don't use these three buttons, because they don't really help you out that much and one of them can be dangerous. It can actually crash the program. But I'll go ahead and show them to you and you can decide. I've saved my changes as Bouncy midtones.psd, found inside the 09_layer_masks folder.

If you want to work along with me, make sure the Masks panel is up on screen. Go ahead and click on the layer Mask thumbnail for the midtones adjustment layer. We'll start off with the Invert button, because it's the simplest. All it does is invert the layer mask. So anything that was pr...

The Masks panel's bad options
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The Masks panel's bad options 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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