Touch up a layer mask with the Brush tool Photoshop CS6 Photoshop CS6


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Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool

A lot of times when you're making a selection in order to change just a portion of your image, the Selection tools will get you 90% of the way there and then it becomes much easier to simply refine the mask with a paintbrush and this is a perfect example of that scenario. So I'm going to tap the W key that will give me my Quick Select tool and I want to select the jacket. So we'll start up here in the collar and click and drag and so far it seems to be doing a decent job because there's contrast between the jacket and the background.

It does an okay job down here, but then when I get to the highlight area because the wall is so bright and the highlight on the jacket is so light, it's just not going to be able to make the selection to the precision that I need. But that's okay. I am going to get the selection like 85% or 90% of the way there. Now in order to subtract this area that I don't want selected, I'll hold down the Option or the Alt key. We can trim ...

Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool
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Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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Photography
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