Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Using advanced masking to create a more subtle look, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
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In this last movie here I want to share with you a few more techniques of how…you can make the background or the sky look even more realistic.…And in a sense what we are going to do here is just take this even further…and look at how we can work with our mask in an even more advanced way.…Well, after we have dialed in the density of the mask, in other words, how dark or…how bright that mask is,…what we can do is we can use that in order to build a selection of our clouds,…so that we can then paint those clouds in into specific areas.…
Because right now, if we paint on this mask here, we are going to paint away all…of the edges. It just won't work.…Yet, if you hold down the Command key on a Mac, Ctrl key on Windows, and then…click on the mask, you can activate that mask as a selection.…Now here what we have though as a selection is everything but the sky.…So we need to invert this.…To do that, go to this Select pulldown menu, then choose Inverse.…Now we have just the sky selected.…
Well, I don't want the sky on this layer.…
- Combining facial expressions from two images
- Creating a better group portrait with Photomerge
- Removing a subject from the background
- Changing the scale of a subject
- Enhancing the color and tone of a composite image
- Masking together multiple exposures
- Filling in background gaps
- Correcting overexposure
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Creating reflections
- Building in shadows
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Combining Expressions
2. Adding a Subject to a New Environment
3. Compositing to Improve Composition
4. Combining Exposures in Architectural Photography
5. Replacing the Sky in an Image
6. Showing Frame-by-Frame Action in Sports
7. Creating an Imaginative Scene
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