Using levels and masking


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Using levels and masking

Like most tools in Photoshop, Levels does not exist in a vacuum. It doesn't live by itself; rather, if we can combine some of the different skills that we have with Levels, we can come up with some really interesting and powerful results. Well, let's take a look at how we can combine our knowledge of Masking with Levels. Well, here I have a portrait that I captured a couple of weeks ago. I really like this portrait. I like the composition, the layout and everything. Yet, one of things that I want to do is I want to darken up this pedal here, so in order to do that, I am going to use Levels.

Before I began to work with Levels, I am going to create a selection. I am going to create a selection with the Quick Select tool. I'll press the W key in order to choose the Quick Select tool. Then I am going to go ahead and click and drag across this old oar here. I am just going to make my way around this, looking to make a selection of the oar, and go down there, make sure I have all of...

Using levels and masking
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Using levels and masking provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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