Erika Thornes reviews how to use layers and masks in Adobe Photoshop to adjust photos of children. Erika shows how to use the basic tools and reviews what we’ll need to use to edit kids photos.
- [Instructor] We're here in Photoshop…and just so we're all on the same page,…we're just going to go briefly over layers and masks…as a quick little refresher.…Alright, so when I'm in Photoshop,…the very first thing I always do is…I duplicate my background.…Now if I do want to make a new layer…instead of dragging a layer down onto that, I would just…click this button here that looks like a post-it note.…Now if I want to create a mask,…I can also do that down here,…there's lots of different tools,…but let's see what else I put up there.…Remember, with our layers, the things on top will show up,…the things on the bottom won't, so if I drag this layer down…it'll be hidden behind this part here.…
Let's bring it back to where it was.…Alright, so something that we might want to do…is apply a layer mask.…A layer mask works almost like sunglasses.…Click on that there and there it is.…Now if I wanted this layer mask to be black…instead of white, there's two ways I can do it.…I could hit the alt button while I am pushing…
In this course, photographer Erika Thornes shows how to review a kid photo shoot to find the best shot of the bunch. Then, she dives into Lightroom and Photoshop and details a variety of retouching challenges and solutions—including cleaning up that messy nose.
- Selecting and editing the hero shot
- Making a clean edit in Lightroom
- Adjusting exposure and white balance
- Cropping images
- Working with layers and masks
- Using Photoshop to remove stray hairs, brighten eyes, and remove scabs
- Swapping faces in Photoshop