Article Description Learn how to create a mask to remove a subject from a background, refine a mask to include complex edges, create a quick mask to make changes to a selected area, edit a mask using the Properties panel, manipulate an image using Puppet Warp, save a selection as an alpha channel, view a mask using the Channels panel, load a channel as a selection, isolate a channel to make specific image changes. This toggles it on and off for the currently selected layer. Before you start High-end Re-toucher and CreativeLive Instructor says mastering is an advanced technique, but one of the simplest methods for users new to masking fine objects is using the Select and Mask tool. Try using the rectangular marquee to get a selection like this yikes. Paint with white to delete from the mask, making the selection larger. With this tool, concentrate on getting those fine details, like the edges, stray pieces of hair and areas where the background shows through a thin area of hair.
When the brush has a plus icon in the middle, you are adding to that selection, or adding in hair that you missed with the first selection. Clicking the color swatches The little small curved arrow right next to the swatches switched the black and white back and forth. Inside this mode, use the second tool in the toolbox on the left, called the refine edge, to turn your rough selection into an even more accurate one. By default, you have been working in Standard mode. To remove that halo, option click on your mask in the layers panel to select the mask.
For more precise work, the Quick Mask or Pen tools are better suited. Change the default red color of the mask by double-clicking the Edit in Quick Mask Mode button at the bottom of the Tools panel. I am in the middle of a tutorial and got to the step where I have to apply the quick mask. Basically, a quick mask is another way to get to a selection quickly. Can some please show me why this is not working.
It just can't do it using the Feather command and the standard selection outline. I want to apply a vignette effect to this of a young couple: An elliptical selection outline has been drawn around the couple in the center of the photo. It could take you a long time to get comfortable with this in an operational proficiency. The rest of the image is covered by the overlay because it was not part of my selection: In Quick Mask mode, the red overlay indicates areas that are not selected. In Quick Mask mode, a red overlay appears as you make a selection, masking the area outside the selection the way a rubylith, or red acetate, was used to mask images in traditional print shops. If you accidentally or purposefully spillover and deselect an area with red use the shortcuts of D,X to switch and get white as your new foreground color.
The Brush Tool Select the brush tool and choose a suitable 'brush size' and 'hardness' for the job in hand. Also, when you choose any shade between white and black you will get different levels of opacity in the resulting selection. You can use Photoshop quick selection tool to delete the areas filled with unified color. The feathering is still there whether we can see it at the moment or not: The only remaining problem is that I currently have the wrong part of the image selected. Effect of Quick Mask on the Owl So with a nice quick mask selected, the way to convert this into a selection is to go down and unclick the quick mask button in the bottom of the tool box as before. To enter Quick Mask mode, create a selection, and then press Q. The color patches above the icon turn to black and white, even if you had a color selected before.
For example, we can run any of Photoshop's filters on the overlay! To display this, double-click the Edit in Quick Mask mode button in the Tools palette. Now increase the hardness to 90% and set the brush size as per your convenience. Quick Mask option box appears Masked Areas will be selected as a default option but we will be selecting Selected Areas. Please, please, I hope someone can enlighten me cos I don't know if its something I have done or whether the program is playing up! Now when you paint the red will be removed. These are connected to the previous node. The Elliptical Marquee Tool, as with most of Photoshop's selection tools, draws hard edge selections, so to create my vignette effect, I'll need to soften the edges quite a bit. You can include smaller code snippets inside some normal text by surrounding them with.
Then switch back over to Standard Mode, which will put dotted lines around the image and around the knit hat. Partially selected pixels take on a semitransparent look, perfect for feathered edges. To remove that part I can use Eraser Tool. Or, another way to enter Quick Mask mode is by pressing the letter Q on your keyboard. When you turn that on by clicking on it once, as we already had a selection it starts off with a mask based on the selection. However, you can change all of these properties with the Quick Mask Options dialog.
Painting with gray or another color creates a semitransparent area, useful for feathering or anti-aliased effects. Then delete the Layer 0 and Layer 0 copy layers. Last time I discussed about which is a extremely important tutorial if you are a beginner in the field graphics designing. This is useful if, for example, you image contains a lot of red. Now just take your brush with black as the foreground color and fill in the rest of the sky carefully. I think now it is looking fine. Now, in Quick Mask mode, you can paint with black on your selection to add to it.
Remember slicing up those lovely films with Exacto blades before computer masking came along? Press it once to switch to Quick Mask mode, press it again to switch back to normal mode: Clicking the Quick Mask icon at the bottom of the Tools panel. When you zoom in so far that you can see the individual pixels, you will see that even the lines you thought were 100% sharp actually are a little blurred. The overlay disappears, and a selection outline appears. Once you have separated an object from its background, you can then add it to new images or layouts to create eye-catching advertisements, presentations or other business documents. Further reading As well as using Quick Masks, there are many other ways you can select pixels in Photoshop.
I much prefer the quick mask mode personally than to edit selections by making them into work paths and using pen editing tools. The first thing to do is select the area we want to work on using the 'Quick Mask' mode. The rubylith just shows you the actual job that you are doing. Although we are masking the bit of the picture we want to work on, it doesn't matter because we can reverse the selection later on. As you can see I have not taken too much care at the edges of the branch.