Using masks in the new Masks panel


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Using masks in the new Masks panel

There is a brand-new panel in Photoshop CS4 called the Masks panel. You can use this panel to help you to create masks, to refine their edges and to control the density or the strength of the mask on an image. You can use the Masks panel with any kind of mask, a layer mask, a vector mask, but where it really shines is when you're using it with an adjustment layer mask to limit the area where the adjustment shows up in your image. I introduced this subject in an earlier movie. Now I want to add this additional piece, which is using the Masks panel with adjustment layer masks.

Take a look at this photo. It's a typical backlit photo. I shot it into the sun, so the camera exposed for the sky and now the foreground needs some tonal adjustments. It needs some whites, some blacks and a range of grays in between. But the background is probably okay as-is. So what I am going to want to do is apply a Levels adjustment layer to this image but prevent that adjustment from affecting the sky. I...

Using masks in the new Masks panel
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Using masks in the new Masks panel provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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