Painting with the Overlay mode


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Painting with the Overlay mode

In this exercise, we're going to take our mask so far, and we're going to selectively enhance its contrast using a combination of the Brush tool, along with a couple of different blend modes. I've saved my progress as Blue channel mask.tif. And the reason I used the TIFF format, by the way, is because we have an alpha channel, so JPEG is not going to work. We also have a flat image file. Notice all we've is the background here inside the Layers panel, which means that the TIFF format, combined with LZW compression, is going to produce a smaller, more efficient file than the native PSD format.

I'm going to switch back to Channels. Notice that the alpha channel is selected. Now, as I say, we're going to be completing this mask by hand painting inside of it. So your best bet is to go ahead and duplicate the channel at this point. So I'm going to go ahead and drag it, and drop it onto the little Page icon at the bottom of the Channels panel. Because, after all, whe...

Painting with the Overlay mode
Video duration: 7m 27s 11h 36m Intermediate

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Painting with the Overlay mode 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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