Refine Mask shortcuts


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Refine Mask shortcuts

When you are working with layer masks, one of the things you might want to do is take advantage of one of the newer features, the Refine Mask or Refine Edge command to basically change the quality of your mask. So let's begin by getting a selection and turning that into a layer mask. This file actually has an Alpha channel build into it, so I'm going to the Channels tab of my panel here. And I'm going to Command-click or Ctrl-click on this Alpha 1 channel that will load that as a selection and then we are going to back to the Layers panel. I'm going to select the Flower layer and convert that selection into a layer mask.

When I do that that layer mask is now targeted, it's the active thing in that layer. And to bring up the Refine Mask command, you can either click on the Masks panel and click the Mask Edge button or it actually has its own keyboard shortcut. It's Command+Option+R or Ctrl+Alt+ R and that brings up the Refine Mask dialog. Now there is a lots of diff...

Refine Mask shortcuts
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Refine Mask shortcuts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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