Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a layer mask, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 2.
- What we're going to do now is we're going…to change the content of the body area of this model here.…And what we have is this little sequins pattern right there,…all these nice little sequins.…So what's gonna happen here is I have a mask…that I've applied to it.…I'm gonna Shift+click on it, and there we see the mask.…Now I need to add to that mask, that whole top area,…so I'm gonna just paint it in black.…I'm in the mask here and I'm gonna paint that with black,…so that only the parts that we want to expose are exposed.…All right, there she is, there's the sequins.…
But I want that sequins--…Right now, it's going straight across, see?…It's going straight across her body.…I want it to follow the curves of her body,…so what I'm going to do is I'm gonna go…in there and distort.…Now, turning off the mask again,…you see that there's sequins going all the way out…to the edges.…Now, there's a link right there.…If I distort the contents of this layer,…it's going to also distort the mask.…The mask is in place where we want it,…
Need to brush up on concepts like perspective and light? Watch the first installment of Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy here.
- Creating custom materials
- Creating cork, marble, chrome, and glass materials
- Reusing and repurposing layers
- Using layer masks and layer-mask effects
- Using alpha channels