Switching between an image and a layer mask


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Switching between an image and a layer mask

I've saved my progress as Fire-engine red.psd. Now in the next exercise we are going to modify the contents of this layer mask to avoid applying the results of the Hue/Saturation layer inside the teeth, because we want those teeth to be nice and neutral. However, before we do that, I want you to be entirely comfortable with switching between the layer mask and the full-color image. So in this exercise we are going to explore the various ways to do that. Now notice that the layer mask is currently active because it has a heavy outline around it.

I also want you to notice that the name of this layer is cherry red all lower case. That is going to become important in just a moment. Now, you can click on the Background layer in order to make it active, so you can paint inside that background layer, and the layer mask is no longer active as you can see. You can also click on the Adjustment layer to make it active again. Because you can't paint inside an Adjustment layer, the layer mask ...

Switching between an image and a layer mask
Video duration: 6m 58s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Switching between an image and a layer mask 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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