Saving and loading an alpha channel


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Saving and loading an alpha channel

I finally saved my progress as Alpha channel.tif, so called, because I've saved that to selection outline that we created using the Color Range command and then modified in the Quick Mask mode. I've gone ahead saved it as a permanent Alpha channel, and it's called general lips, down here at the bottom of the Channels panel. Now you may wonder how on the world did I do that. You can either click on this icon, down here at the bottom of the Channels panel, the one that says Save Selection as Channel, and that'll go ahead and create an Alpha channel, like so.

And it'll automatically name that Alpha channel, alpha1. If you want to name the Alpha channel as you created it, which is when I did, then go ahead and Undo that modification by pressing Ctrl+Z, Command+Z on the Mac, and then Alt+Click or Option+Click on this icon, and that forces it to display the New Channel dialog box. You can establish a color that will be associated with this channel if you decide to view the c...

Saving and loading an alpha channel
Video duration: 4m 35s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Saving and loading an alpha channel 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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