I use it every day without exaggeration. Choose On Black from the pop-up menu. The best of these costs a lot of money and in general you can do many of the same things in Photoshop if you work hard at it. This converts the Vector Mask into a normal Layer Mask. When you finish zooming, release the keys to return to the tool you were previously using. Drawing Or Selecting The Shape I mentioned that clipping masks work best when your image needs to fit within a shape. For example, setting the Density to 75% gives us this result: Notice the change in the layer thumbnail, and the fact that the Swirls layer is showing through our mask over the entire image although it still has the gradual fade.
Step 6 additional steps What else could I have done to this image? The path operations and path arrangement drop down menus are in the options bar. It is fairly easy to switch, given that you have installed it. Then I adjust the contrast by using the curves tool. That just means that you have copied that particular layer to the work area. Step Six A new Vector Mask is added to the image layer. To follow along with me, you can open any image. Click the Mask icon to select the mask.
I'll choose Impact since it's a nice thick font, and I'll set the initial size of my font to 24pt. To relink them, click the blank space between the two thumbnails. Notice that where you painted with black it turned red in Quick Mask mode , the pixels are no longer selected. I merge these two layers and continue to bring in a little bit of the over exposed layer in the lower part of the image. The New Oil Paint Interface right The first difference I noticed is in the Stylization setting. Getting Your Images Online 27. First I sharpen the image by using the ill named Unsharp Mask.
What I will do, is to blend the sky from the under exposed image with my tone mapped image on top. The other settings mostly effect the intensity and scale of Stylization and Cleanliness. A red X appears over the mask thumbnail in the Layers panel when the mask is disabled. Foundations of Color Management 5. And if you want to blend the image with a selected background after removing its original background then clipping mask is fine. I'll select it by going up to the Edit menu in the Menu Bar along the top of the screen and choosing Free Transform.
But a clipping mask can also be used to , or to. Getting Started with Photoshop 6. To do this, I will have to make some of the tone mapped image invisible or partly invisible. In that sense, clipping masks are similar to layer masks. Color Settings and Preferences 4.
Step Four A new white layer mask is added to the image layer. I usually use with the Creative Detail Accent preset. The lake is maybe too dark, and I will use the lake from one of the other exposures. If I find the noise levels too high, in Photomatix, I go back to Lightroom, and increase the noise reduction. I have been looking for a tutorial on how to do this. Specifically, they can be used to easily place a photo inside of text! Masking Large Areas Larger areas may be masked quickly with the Marquee tools.
After that I will disable the Quick Mask Tool. We've seen that we can create a clipping mask by choosing Create Clipping Mask from the Layer menu. To remove the reed in the bottom I use the lasso tool to select them and then, I fill the selected area by using Content Aware fill. Clipping masks in Photoshop are a powerful way to control the visibility of a layer. His road in life is to be a photographic adventurer, exploring what is possible to do with a photograph. It's blocking the faces of the two people in the photo so I'll need to move the text into position. You can also click the Add layer mask button in the Layers panel to create a mask that reveals the selection.
You listed everything straight to the point. The type itself simply becomes the layer's contents. This I do in the end just before I do noise reduction. The mask is also a little choppy around the contours of the shirt and face. To resize the type, I'll simply click and drag the corner handles outward to make the text as large as I need it. First, unlock the Background layer. It added a little to the trees and sky.
If you suddenly realized you made a spelling mistake, simply select the Type Tool, highlight the mistake by clicking and dragging over it, type the correction and then click the checkmark in the Options Bar to accept it. I now have my green trees back. Click another layer or elsewhere to see how the mask looks. I like to drag the whites down quite a bit and the black up quite a bit, depending on the image, until a good chunk of the image is solid black and white. This technique can be used for really complex results, just be mindful of the 10 group nesting limit. How A Clipping Mask Works To really make sense of clipping masks, we first need to understand the difference between content and transparency on a layer. Masking tips and shortcuts Mastering masks can help you work more efficiently in Photoshop.