Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Using masking to combine images together, part of Portrait Project: Changing a Background for Dramatic Effect.
…In this movie, we'll look at how we can…copy over the layer mask which we created in the…previous movie to our other layer, then we'll group these…layers together, and bring them over to our new background.…One of the advantages of working with a darker layer is it allowed…us to work with Quick Select which gave us the ability to make…some selections of the edges of this photograph Now if we turn on…the visibility of the top layer, this bright layer, one of the things that…you notice is that the edges kind of just fade into the background.…It would be near impossible to work with Quick Select when we have a…bright exposure like this and really we…lack the detail or definition of the edges.…
Yet what we can do is use this layer mass that we have here on the top most layer.…A really easy way to be able to do that is to use a shortcut key combination.…You hold down the option…key on a Mac, Alt on Windows, and then click on the…layer mass and drag and drop it from one layer to another.…Again that's Option+click and drag on Mac, Alt+click…
- Combining multiple exposures in one Photoshop file
- Selecting and removing the subject from the background
- Using masking to combine images together
- Improving color, details, and tone