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Old 05-02-2008, 03:38 PM
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Masking Sky

This video tutorial is for Photoshop CS3 users. It is a follow on to my "Fixing a Blown Out Sky" tutorial, but it helps you build a mask for tree lines and buildings against a blue sky. It uses the new Black & White adjustment layer and works best on high contrast photos.

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Old 05-03-2008, 03:49 AM
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Re: Masking Sky

Oh Swampy It is no good for me in ps7 but will watch it anyway might be able to pick up a few tips

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:12 AM
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Re: Masking Sky

Great tutorial.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:38 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

thanks for the tutorial.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:07 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

Hi Swampy.

Thank you for the tutorial,i don,t have PSCS3 but i use CorelPhotoPaint X4,and it has the same black and white adjm.layer and it's really nice to masing the sky with your tutorial,many thanks.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:28 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

Wow, Charles! Thanks for that post. Hopefully CPP X4 users will take advantage! :-)
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:55 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

Cool tutorial love it
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:28 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

Wow... that tutorial gave me an idea for something I haven't seen nor thought about before!

You said the black and white adjustment layer gives us access to all the channels... "levels on steroids" I think is how you put it.

Okay... add your black and white adjustment layer and click OK. Then change the blend mode of that layer to luminosity. See where I'm going? Sure you can drag the sliders BUT more importantly (the "on steroids" part) you can click anywhere in the image and drag to make different colors lighter and darker. I think using it this way could help out those really interested in the photo art type of stuff around retouch pro as I was getting some pretty crazy looking stuff while playing with it this way.

I love how you used the BW adj. layer to make a selection - that was something I hadn't thought of before either
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:05 AM
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Sean... I have used the b/w adjustment layer in Luminosity mode and you can achieve some really wild color effects. It's also almost like being in Camera Raw and having some of its fine tuning for color. Glad you enjoyed the video. :-)
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:43 PM
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Re: Masking Sky

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
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