Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Shades of gray, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
When I talk about layer masks, I spend a lot of time referencing black and white. …In the context of a layer mask, black blocks and white reveals. …But in between black and white, there are many shades of gray, and I want to …emphasize that you can use all of those shades of gray in the context of a layer mask. …Let's take a look at the basic concept. I'll just apply an arbitrary adjustment. …I'm going to apply a black and white adjustment to this image, actually, so …I'll click on the Add New Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the layers …panel and choose Black and White. I'll go ahead and apply some basic …refinements just so that we have a little more interesting image to look at here.…
That will do for now. And I'm actually going to fill this layer …mask with black. The layer mask is filled with white by …default, and of course that means that this adjustment, the black and white …adjustment in this case. Is affecting the entire image. …But if I simply choose Image > Adjustments and then Invert, that will …
- 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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