When in doubt, blend Photoshop Masking


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When in doubt, blend

The most common use for blending is to avoid masking altogether, which means that you can get your work done more quickly, you can oftentimes achieve better results, and you can do so entirely nondestructively. For example, let's say we want to take this tic-tac-toe doodle and we want to express it in white against a different background. Now you might figure the best approach, and it's actually a pretty simple one, is to switch over to the Magic Wand Tool and then go up to the Options Bar assuming default settings, you would turn off the Contiguous checkbox, then click anywhere inside of a black region which will select all the black throughout the graphic.

Turn off that doodle layer because we don't need it now. Create a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift +N or Command+Shift+N on the Mac, let's go ahead and call this layer white. And then assuming that white is your background color, press Ctrl+Backspace or Command+Delete on the Mac in order to fill that selection with wh...

When in doubt, blend
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When in doubt, blend provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Advanced Blending

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Design
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