Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing layer masks, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
One of the most important steps in creating a great layer mask, whether …that's for producing a composite image or applying a targeted adjustment, is to …review that layer mask. Let's take a look at some of the various …ways that you can actually review a layer mask, to make sure it's as accurate as possible. …I'll start off by creating a selection, I'm just going to use the Color Range …command, in this case. And so I'll choose Select > Color Range …from the menu. I'll then click on the lily pads, in this …case, using the Eye Dropper tool. And then I'll use the Plus Eye Dropper …tool, the Add To Selection option, in order to add some additional areas of the …image to that selection, to the range of colors that will be selected.…
Now you'll notice right away that some portions of the lily pad are not included …in the selection. Well let's ignore that for the moment, …let's pretend like we think this is a great selection. …I'm going to go ahead and click OK to create the actual selection, and then …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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