Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video EZ masks, part of Learning Tiffen Dfx.
- While the Snap Mask often works well…sometimes the image is really complex.…In the case of this image here…a tan horse over a tan background…is pretty hard to select.…Let's make this a Smart object…and invoke the Tiffen filter.…I'm going to clear off the previously applied effects…Let's just click the reset all button…and in this case I want to process this image.…
Let's start by defocusing the background a bit.…I'll do this with a simple blur…However I'd like to limit the blur.…Clicking to add a mask…I could choose the EZ Mask option…and this one works with a series of strokes as well.…Paint the foreground with some green strokes…and as you drag over…it will begin to identify what's the object…You can use a series of strokes…to accurately define the object to be selected.…
Don't go right up to the edge…but trace through the major features.…In this case I'll get a bit of that ear…and make sure to go across the bridge of the nose.…There we go.…Switching tools I could either right click…or choose this other brush to define the background.…
- Running Tiffen Dfx as a video or photo plugin
- Choosing a category and a filter
- Working with filter presets
- Limiting filters with masks
- Masking for precision
- Processing film with Film Lab filters
- Using the HFX Diffusion filters
- Correcting color and lens issues
- Refining light
- Using special effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Tiffen Dfx
2. The Dfx Workflow
3. Masking for Precision
4. Film Lab Essentials
5. HFX Diffusion Essentials
6. HFX Gradients and Tints
7. Modifying the Image
8. Correcting Lens Issues and Adding Effects
9. Refining Light
10. Using Special Effects
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