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Creating Advanced Masks

Lesson 1 of 7

Class Introduction


Creating Advanced Masks

Lesson 1 of 7

Class Introduction


Lesson Info

Class Introduction

So we're gonna dig into some complex kind of or intermediate advanced Photoshopped concepts today with creating advanced masking. And I always say that there are there three riel ways to drastically speed up, at least in terms of what worked for May speed up my my way in which I used photo shop. One of those is ah, learning keyboard shortcuts. One of those was learning blending modes Really well, you know how how different things could interact within photo shop for you on the last day was being able to create and manipulate very complex masks, basically taking full advantage of the ways in which photo shop can do a lot of the work for you and all you really have to know is how to manipulate and use these masks. And you can really open up a wide range of of uses and manipulates manipulable skills for you Now just to kind of take you through it. This is my work and this is kind of the work that I I love to photograph. So the goals of today firstly, we are going to be making faster mawr ...

precise masks in photo shop. We can very easily spend a lot of time making masks in Photoshopped. This is meant to help us accelerate the process, and we can utilize that in a lot of different ways. We're going to selectively control color and our tone allergies, meaning were to use these advanced, precise masks that we create, and we're going to use that to make tonal and color changes to our images. And we are also going to ultimately make our images just look much better Now. The tools were going to be using are going to be channel masks, luminess masks and the blend. If and those are the three different ways we'll be working within Photoshopped today. Now it is important to note that all three of these different techniques are more or less going to get us to about the same place. But there are a few differences where certain certain methods will work a little bit better, and we're going to kind of show you what those methods are. No concepts we're gonna be covering. We'll be selecting based on color and tone. We're gonna be using contrast to control selections very, very important part of this. It's not just about creating the advanced masks, but it's about being able to manipulate them quickly, thoroughly and accurately. We're gonna be using masks for more accurate color and tonal grading. If you tuned into the first segment, you saw us to a little bit of color grading in. In the end of the editing process, I'm going to show you a much better way to effect color and tone in your image to give you more control, more flexibility and ultimately allow you Teoh create color grading and tonal grading. That's a lot more in line with what you want. And then we're gonna be covering layer density and feathering just as a slightly more different way, something more different way Teoh to manipulate all of these things. Okay, so just to reiterate, like I said, all of these air kind of more or less gonna get us to about the same place. But it's important to know how to use them, know what they are and know what the differences are between them.

Class Description

Expert masking isn’t about working hard; it’s about working smart. Let Adobe® Photoshop® work for you when it comes to creating advanced masks. Chris Knight shows you channel masks, luminance masks, and ‘Blend If’ as a faster way to make your adjustments better. Learn how to utilize these techniques to apply to your own work in a variety of ways including toning and color grading. 

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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


Joseph Parry

Chris is a superbly accomplished photographer. If you're not familiar with masking, this is a great class to add some excellent options to your toolkit for everything from grading to cleaning. For $19, a total gem.

a Creativelive Student

This is an amazing course. lodes of useful information presented in an easy to understand way. Really like the tutors style and enthusiasm. Thank You Chris Knight.

Mike Hardie

Covers all the important areas with enough detail for you to figure out how to apply the techniques to your own work. Some useful tips thrown in for good measure. Decent class. Worth the price.

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