Reduce the density of a layer mask Photoshop CS6


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Reducing the density of a layer mask

In this movie, I'll show you how to reduce the density of a filter mask. So, here is the idea. If the mask doesn't have enough impact, if you want to increase its contrast, then you select the filter mask by clicking on it here inside the Layers panel, and then you press Ctrl+L, or Cmd+L on the Mac in order to bring up the Levels dialog box, and you'd increase the Black point value like so, and then you decrease the White point value. And I am doing so in both cases by pressing Shift+Down Arrow. That would preserve more of the shadow detail from the original image, and bump up the degree to which the filters are impacting the highlights.

But we also end up with these strange edges, definitely not an effect we're looking for. If you want to reduce the impact of the mask which is what we're looking to do, then you can modify the Black point and White point values for the output levels. However, there's a better way to work. So, I'm going to cancel out...

Reducing the density of a layer mask
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Reducing the density of a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Photoshop Camera Raw
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