Using layer masks


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Using layer masks

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 sha...

Using layer masks
Video duration: 3m 47s 4h 38m Intermediate

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Using layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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