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The Awesome Power of Layer Masks

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Old 10-29-2003, 10:26 AM
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Post The Awesome Power of Layer Masks

The following tutorial will show you a typical retouching use for layer masks. Once you get the hang of it, (it's easy!) you'll have a valuable imaging tool that will enable you to refine and improve your retouching projects. It's uses are limitless!
This tutorial will work with any version of Photoshop that allows layer masks.
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Old 10-29-2003, 03:25 PM
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An excellent tutorial on a very important topic. Very well thought-out.

I need to start including more arrows and such to the tutorials I do. They help a lot, but I'm just too lazy

Thanks for contributing this, Vikki.
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Old 10-29-2003, 04:24 PM
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Excellent!!! Excellent!!!! Excellent!!!!

Now to use it on "Son of Horror Restoration"

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Old 10-29-2003, 04:37 PM
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I only have one criticism. It's too late coming! This is something I would have absolutely loved to find a couple of years ago. Great tutorial Vikki. I's amazing that something we find mysterious is really so easy. This gets a 10 from me.

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Old 10-29-2003, 07:30 PM
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I feel like a leetle kid in a candy store. Your tutorial is so easy. Why can't I intuitivly think this thru myself? I'm spending way too much time on this site. I'm lovin it!!

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Old 10-29-2003, 09:51 PM
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One of the best I've seen, Vikki, especially with the very practical example and great screen shots.

Well done...
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Old 10-30-2003, 06:58 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! It's good to know, and it makes the work that goes into writing tutorials worthwhile.

Danny, a little trick I found to get a bigger and better shot of the layers palette: I increased the palette thumbnail size to the largest setting.
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Old 10-30-2003, 08:08 AM
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Vickie...

It's printing out as I'm typing this "thank you!."

It's alway so wonderful when someone will take their valuable time to create such an informative tutorial to share with others.

And also love the very visible pix, helps the learning process.

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Old 10-30-2003, 09:20 AM
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For those of us Corel folk out there the "layer mask" in PS is the same as the "clip mask" in Photopaint.

I did a tutorial on my colorization techniques and how I use the clipmask all over the place. Just translate "layer mask" for "clip mask" and it might be of help to PS users.

my tute: http://www.retouchpro.com/tutorials/...p?m=show&id=43
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One of the reasons I really love working with Photoshop is the number of easy to remember keyboard shortcuts.

For working with masks, learn this one:
X
X switches the brush between foreground and background colour!
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