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The Awesome Power of Layer Masks

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Old 02-21-2005, 05:32 PM
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Vikki -- thanks, all the images show in my browser now! It's an important tutorial, and I'm glad that it's back online as it was written.

hpycmpr, hopefully you're a "happy camper" and can read the tut and see the images all in one place. Layer masks are such a handy technique to master, you'll be able to do so many more things easier with this tool in your toolbag!
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:19 AM
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Vikki and CJ, I can see the images now. Thanks.

I like this site already. With quick responses like yours, it's easy to be a happy camper.
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:00 PM
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Contrast mask, contrast masking

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It would be great if we can have a compilation of mask definitions and uses, such as shadow mask, contrast mask, etc. There must be an exhaustive list. Yes?
I've never run across an exhaustive list, but I'm sure somewhere on the net there must be such a thing.

Just found an excellent tutorial on Contrast Masking:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...-masking.shtml

~Danny~
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:24 AM
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Shadow mask, saturation mask

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I've never run across an exhaustive list, but I'm sure somewhere on the net there must be such a thing.

Just found an excellent tutorial on Contrast Masking:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...-masking.shtml

~Danny~
Danny, thanks for the pointer. I was aware of that link and a few others on contrast masking. After digesting and using them, I realized that "contrast masking" really means a way to enhance local contrast, instead of creating such a mask. It is very useful though, and has been part of my workflow. Do you happen to know any tutorials on shadow mask and saturation mask?
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:22 PM
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Saturation Mask, Shadow Mask tutorial links

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Danny, thanks for the pointer. I was aware of that link and a few others on contrast masking. After digesting and using them, I realized that "contrast masking" really means a way to enhance local contrast, instead of creating such a mask. It is very useful though, and has been part of my workflow. Do you happen to know any tutorials on shadow mask and saturation mask?
SATURATION MASKS

Glenn Mitchell did a nice tutorial on Saturation masks. He's got a lot of good stuff a his site: http://www.thelightsright.com
* Tutorial: http://www.thelightsright.com/Digita...edChannels.pdf

Since you're familiar with LL, you've probably seen this one, but I'll include it for those not familiar with it:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...-clipped.shtml

SHADOW MASKS:
* Flora talks about them in this tutorial (about 1/2-way down):
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=138

* To my knowledge there's the method she describes and another where you invoke Select > Color Range > Shadows to create the shadows' selection, then Ctrl + J to create the mask layer.

* I found this one via Google...
http://www.gurusnetwork.com/tutorial/depth_mask/

It's based on type effects, but looks conceptually like it would apply to any situation.

~Danny~
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Old 03-06-2005, 06:35 AM
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Danny, thanks for the references. I'll check those out and probably will have questions.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:27 AM
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Excellent and simple explained tut, i have learn a lot with this one. Thanks !!
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:18 PM
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Layer Masks using Paint Shop Pro

I use PSP and thought that this site would accomadte PSP but after trying out The awesome power of layer masks I was lost because it's all Photo Shop. To bad. I thought I had found a great site for retouching using PSP. Thanks. Richard Corbett bexar656@yahoo.com
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:00 AM
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Awesome tool and tut, Vikki! It's magic Thanks for teaching me something I know I'm going to use again and again.

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Old 04-25-2005, 10:34 AM
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I use PSP and thought that this site would accomadte PSP but after trying out The awesome power of layer masks I was lost because it's all Photo Shop. To bad. I thought I had found a great site for retouching using PSP. Thanks. Richard Corbett bexar656@yahoo.com
Richard:

There are many retouching techniques that are "generic," e.g., dodging, burning, dust removal, etc. that are pretty much the same across most programs. Layer Masks, unfortunately, are application specific mostly in terms of terminology.

I found a PSP-specific tutorial on layer masks that looks promising:
http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...yermasks.shtml

I hope this gets you moving.

~Danny~
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