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Chapter 9. ADVANCED SELECTION TECHNIQUES > THE MULTI-PASS TECHNIQUE

THE MULTI-PASS TECHNIQUE

In an ideal world, isolating a subject would be a simple matter—a click here, a click there, and the mask would be done. But in the real world, making a fine-edged mask often requires a variety of approaches to create the best results. Take a look at the image in figure 9.13. How do you approach this image, with its three distinct masking challenges? The smooth boots and pants would be best selected using the Pen tool. The red jacket would be a perfect candidate for a luminance mask (or a Vivid Light layer, described in the steps that follow). And the hair would be best masked by painting in the mask.

Figure 9.13. The original photograph contains a variety of masking challenges, from the smooth boots and pants to the strands of hair.

© Mark Beckelman



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