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Chapter 5. MASKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS > CREATIVE TECHNIQUES USING ALPHA MASKS

CREATIVE TECHNIQUES USING ALPHA MASKS

Alpha masks are fantastic places to experiment with image luminosity, textures, and applying filters to interpret the edge quality of a saved selection. An alpha channel is an identically sized grayscale image of your original image. You can use all the painting tools and filters on the grayscale version to add textures and distortions.

Working with Image Luminosity

Every color image is made up of three or four image channels, and you can take advantage of these “images within the image” to create masks for re-choreographing the sense of light.


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