Relegating an effect to the shadows


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Relegating an effect to the shadows

In this exercise, we're going to create a layer mask that relegates our modifications to adjust the shadow details inside the image, protects the highlights and we're going to do so using what's known as a Density Mask. Now, first it's going to seem like a fairly subtle modification, but over time it will make a big difference. I've saved my changes as Luminance noise squished.psd found inside the 12_smooth folder. I want you to make sure that the lum noise layer is active and then we're going to switchover to the Channels panel and I want you to check out the various color channels that are available to you.

This is the Red channel inside the image, this one right here is the Green channel and finally, we have the Blue channel all of which are standard inside of an RGB photograph. Now, the think to bear in mind is that we are seeing what amounts to masks if you want to look at it that way. Masks that reveal the highlights, remember that white reveals and black con...

Relegating an effect to the shadows
Video duration: 6m 27s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Relegating an effect to the shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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