Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using layer masks, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1.
Layer Masks is something that I use quite a bit throughout the series.…So I am going to show you what a layer mask is.…Now, this is the file I use to explain the Alpha Channel.…Well, a Layer Mask is very much like an Alpha Channel, and that it uses the same concept…of going from zero black to 255 white with the 254 levels of gray in between.…Except in the Layer Mask, they are for a different purpose. They are also part of the image.…Their very presence will affect the image, unlike an Alpha Channel whose presence…is only there and does nothing to the image until you do something through that Alpha Channel.…
This image before we created with the Alpha Channel to blur the shadow as it got further…away, well, something else should happen to this shadow.…It should get lighter as it gets further away, because it gets affected by ambient light.…It should be darkest down here, and lightest up here.…Now, it's blurry, but it's still just as equally dark all the way through.…We need this shadow to get lighter as it gets further away.…
- Creating alpha channels
- Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
- Turning a day sky into a night sky
- Compositing photos
- Creating tableaus
- Blending color and tone in combined images
- Painting in explosions
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Understanding the Basics
2. Moonlit Night
3. Castle in the Sky
4. High Cliff
6. Secret Base
7. Crash Site
8. Ruins by the Sea
9. Castle on the Lake
10. War-Ravaged City
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