Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving, loading, and combining selections, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
It would be fair to say that when you create a Layer mask there's really no …need to save the selection even if you used a selection as the basis of the that mask. …And yet there are a variety of reasons that you actually might want to save a selection. …For one thing it provides you with your original starting points so that even if …you've refined your Layer mask a bit, you can always get back to the original …starting point. In some cases, it's also simply helpful …to build up a mask, in multiple pieces, saving selections along the way. …Let's take a look at how we can save, load, and combine selections, as we're …working to create Layer masks. For this image, I'd like to create a …Layer mask for both of the Windows. Perhaps I'm going to isolate these …windows and place them onto a different wall or use them in a different context.…
Or I might go the opposite direction and replace the interior of the windows with …a completely different image all together. …But the point is that I want to create a Layer mask based on the windows themselves. …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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