Protecting the identity of students is an essential skill and Chris Mattia shows you how to use layer masks in Photoshop to quickly obscure the identity of anyone or anything in your teaching and learning assets.
- [Narrator] When preparing images for teaching and learning…we often find ourselves having to obscure the identity…of someone or something.…Now, a really simple way to solve this…is to start by duplicating your base layer.…Now we've seen several ways to do this already,…but here's another option for you.…Press command option j, or control alt j on your keyboard.…This will jump that image to a new layer…and automatically open up the new layer window…where you can rename the layer at the same time.…
I'll call this layer Blur.…And then click OK to create the layer…and automatically select it.…Now let's use this layer to obscure…the identity of the lock.…Go up to the filter menu, and go down to Blur,…and then select Gaussian Blur.…Then zoom out on your preview,…and adjust it so you can see the area…where the initials are located in the lock.…Now, adjust the radius setting…until you can no longer read the letters.…A setting of about 20 pixels more than does the job.…
Then click OK to apply that blur to the entire layer.…
- Mastering the Photoshop user interface
- Making selective adjustments
- Using actions for repetitive tasks
- Fixing common image problems
- Repairing an image with masks
- Preparing images for use on the web
- Creating 360 VR panoramas
- Making an animated GIF
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started with Photoshop
2. Image Basics for Teaching and Learning
3. Fixing Common Image Problems
4. Preparing Images for Presentations
5. Creating Web Graphics
6. Videos, Animations, and 360 Media
7. Exporting Images
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