Working with Refine Mask


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Working with Refine Mask

You have heard me say several times in this course that a grayscale mask, whether in an alpha channel or as a layer mask, is another way to visualize a selection. If you do happen to have made an initial selection into a mask, you can refine the mask the same way you would have refined the selection. But in the case of a mask, you work in the Refine Mask dialog box. In the case of a selection, you'd work in Refine Edge dialog box, as I showed you earlier in this chapter. The two dialog boxes are basically replicas of one another.

In this movie, I will show you how to refine the edge of a layer mask using Refine Mask. I will start by making a rough selection with the Quick Selection tool. If you don't want to make that selection along with me, and you are using the exercise file for this course, you can go to the Select menu, choose Load Selection, go to the Channel menu, and choose Wall and OK. I am going to choose Cancel, and I'll make that selection by clicking with the Qu...

Working with Refine Mask
Video duration: 7m 55s 3h 45m Intermediate

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Working with Refine Mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

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Photography
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Photoshop
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