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UNDERSTANDING LAYER MASKS

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Old 05-14-2005, 11:30 AM
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Hi ebbtide,

Welcome to RP!

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In the tutorial I got lost between image 6 and 7. In 6 the mask is shown as solid black. In 7 the mask is black with a white slit cut out.
Right! .... Sorry about that ... Danny has already cleared part of your confusion but what actually created it was the fact that I used the wrong Image 7 !!!! I've already corrected and changed it!!

I had thought of showing how exactly an 'Activated Layer Mask' looks like only after having worked on it .... so I took that snapshot after having changed the mask already!!!

As for painting the 'white slit' on it, follow the steps in the Tutorial from Image 7 ....

Hope this has cleared all your confusion ....
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:34 AM
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Hi Dave,

If I haven't done this already,

Welcome to RP!

Thank you very much for your feedback!!!
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Old 05-15-2005, 04:39 PM
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Thumbs down Layer Masks

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A beginners Tutorial for better understanding Layer Masks in Photoshop [details]
It is true that I had no idea about the usefulness of this PS tool, it was like unknown territory and could never get the gist of it. The tutorial is excellent and perfect for beginners like myself. Thank you. !!
I just love this site so much to learn and so much fun doing it.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:48 PM
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Hi Marthig,

Welcome to RP!

Thank you so much for your great feedback!!!
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:18 AM
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practicing

As i mentioned earlier in this thread i wuld have a practice and have found the tutorial excellent so i thought i would let you see a little of what i have been practicing ( no not perfect but getting there ) winnie is my cat and willling model, trouble is getting her not to be asleep ! ! ! ! ! !
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:16 PM
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...i thought i would let you see a little of what i have been practicing...
WAY TO GO, Palms! I'm glad you're making progress. (Nice subject... I like kitties.)

Not to worry... you'll never achieve perfection, but there's nothing wrong with striving for excellence. Keep on growing and learning.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:32 AM
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Simply great Palms1!!!

I'm so happy you found the tutorial so helpful that you are having fun 'experimenting' with Layer Masks .... and with great results!!!

One word of warning though .... Layer Masks can be highly addictive!!!
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:58 PM
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Printing

Thank you for the excellent tutorial. I was hoping to be able to print it out and try to apply it to Print Shop Pro. However when I tried to print it none of the images printed although they showed up ok on the screen. I just got a blank box where the images shoudl be. Any ideas how I can print this out with the images so that I could work on in PSP

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:17 PM
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Hi Fotofill,

Welcome to RP!

Thank you so much for your kindness!!!

I just made a test print of one page of the tutorial by clicking on the 'Print' link at the top of the page .... I did the test using Netscape first and Internet Explorer then .... both times the images came out perfectly ....

One silly question ... have you checked that in your browser's printing configuration/settings you have the 'print background and images' box checked ?
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Old 06-19-2005, 02:31 PM
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They say the best way to be a successful teacher is to have a really dense student <raises hand>.

On the discription for Image 4 the last line states to fill the layer with a color of your choice. Image 4 points to the little icon under the layers... after playing with that (and cleverly using "layer properties" to change the layer bar blue...) I finally realized I should use the Fill tool... ? is that right?

Also - for some reason - "Create Background Copy" isn't a choice when right-clicking Background. I found that if you drag the Background to the "Create a New Layer" icon it makes the Background Copy - is there another way to do it?

Thank you so much for your time and effort - glad I could help by being the Dense Student
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