• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Layer Masks

Now that you've seen how Photoshop's masking features work, let's take a look at how we can refine the results using a Layer Mask. A Layer Mask will hide areas of the image instead of permanently deleting them. That will allow us to fix areas that didn't quite look right and to modify the edge quality of the image. But before we can play with a Layer Mask, we'll need to convert the results we got with the masking tools into a Layer Mask so that the areas that have been deleted will instead be hidden in such a way that you can easily bring them back into view.

Now that you know how to use the Pen tool, be sure to read Chapter 15, “Collage,” to find out how to turn a path into a Vector mask.

If you used the Blending sliders to hide the background, be sure to convert the result into a permanent deletion (as described in that section of this chapter) before attempting to convert it into a Layer Mask.

If you'd like to know more about the general concept of working with Layer Masks, be sure to check out Chapter 14.



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint