Prepping an image with the Dodge tool


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Prepping an image with the Dodge tool

I've saved my progress as Masks in progress.tif found inside the 26_masking folder. And I'm chosen the TIFF file format for a very specific reason. Now I don't need to resort to the PSD format because I don't have any layers inside this image. It's flat so far. And JPEG doesn't support alpha channels. You cannot save alpha channels along with JPEG. So TIFF is your best bet because the TIFF file format does support alpha channels. And if you turn on LZW compression, which is a lossless compression scheme, so it's not going to harm your image, the TIFF file format does a great job of compressing your masks because large areas in the mask are black, large areas are white and they compress down very nicely, again with LZW.

Anyway, what we're going to do in this exercise is we're going to exaggerate the contrast of the image to make it easier to mask. Now we're not going to harm the image itself, we're going to leave the original image alone. We're go...

Prepping an image with the Dodge tool
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Prepping an image with the Dodge tool 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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Photoshop
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