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Understanding Photoshop: Layer Masking

Layer Masking tutorial
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Nicholas Vertucci

on 5 May 2011

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Transcript of Understanding Photoshop: Layer Masking

Layers Why work with layers? They do not destroy your original photo. Layer Masking Layer masks allow you to selectively effect a photo.
How It Works Think of a mask
Evertyhing behind the mask is unseen
You choose where the mask is and how opaque it is. Clipping Mask A clipping mask is an object whose shape masks other artwork so that only areas that lie within the shape are visible content of the clipped layer (Potatoes) is only visible within the content of the base layer (Logo) What is Photoshop? It is image-making
Story telling
Moving Pictures
Science Use Photoshop to create compositions, collages, and breathtaking scenes you see in your mind. Flexible layers, selection and masking tools help you design images Every picture tells a story. With the use of pens, brushes, color and painting capabilities images can be more then just eye appealing. http://tv.adobe.com/watch/customer-stories-video-film-and-audio/monsters Scientists in all fields use digital images to observe, record, and understand phenomena. Use Photoshop tools to process, correct, and measure—and to visualize your data. Conclusion Ps Interface Canvas New Layer Types of layers New Layer
Text Layer
Duplicate Layer
Adjustment Layer Create a blank transparent layer. This is useful when you want to add or change something on a photo and pixels are not needed.

You can turn the layer on or off by toggling the eye ball, add a layer style such as a bevel or emboss, or change the opacity by working on this type of layer. Duplicate copy of whatever layer you are on.

If you are on an adjustment layer, it will copy that layer and double the effect. If you are on the “Background” layer, it will copy that layer.

Think of duplicate layers like a photocopy. You can adjust the font, color, size, and shape of the text.

Go back and edit it even after doing other layers, as long as you do not flatten. Create a blank transparent layer. This is useful when you want to add or change something on a photo and pixels are not needed.

You can turn the layer on or off by toggling the eye ball, add a layer style such as a bevel or emboss, or change the opacity by working on this type of layer. Adjustment Layer Duplicate Layer Text Layer Delete Layer Create a layer Layer Group Layer Adjustment Layer Mask Layer Style Link Layer Question 1
Where are images organized in Photoshop? Question 2 What are some pros of using masks? 4 Main Parts : Canvas, Tool Pallette, Menu/option bar, Layers Pallette Question 3 If a layer is a background how do you unlock it? Question 4 What button turns layers on and off in the layers panel? Question 5 Is one aspect of layer masks to hide parts of an image? Question 6 What color in layer masks will make the image transparent depending on the opaqueness? Question 7 In the layers panel what is the importance of the order of the layers? Question 8 Question 9 What is a reason to use groups in the layers panel? What is a adjustment layer used for? Question 10 Where is the vector mask button? You are working on top of or on copies of that photo. You will have more control. You can change the opacity of any effects. You can use blending modes to change the way layers interact.
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