I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

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MichaelToyeImages
MichaelToyeImages Contributing Member • Posts: 663
I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

It's very useful for processing Monochrom files, but is just as relevant on all image files. The concept revolves around the idea that a single image wide process isn't always what you desire from an image instead that you can, for example, process a sky differently from the group of people, land or building underneath. And, of course, have them appear seamlessly in a single photo.

Click through to my blog to view.

Thanks for looking

Michael

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Cadder Senior Member • Posts: 1,605
Re: I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

Thanks for this. I'll definitely give it a try.

Cadder

Lechero Veteran Member • Posts: 5,941
Re: I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

MichaelToyeImages wrote:

It's very useful for processing Monochrom files, but is just as relevant on all image files. The concept revolves around the idea that a single image wide process isn't always what you desire from an image instead that you can, for example, process a sky differently from the group of people, land or building underneath. And, of course, have them appear seamlessly in a single photo.

Click through to my blog to view.

Thanks for looking

Michael

Hi, Michael. I am lately trying to learn conversions using the zone system. Your tutorial is interesting and will certainly try it out. Thanks for your advise.

Best,

Eduardo

porrsha Contributing Member • Posts: 682
Re: I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

Michael,

Thanks for taking the time to generate the tutorial and then post a link. I think it works for you. You do disclaim the use of apeture and lightroom. My thought is that you get there easier on lightroom than processing by layers.

Just what works for me

Wayne

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MichaelToyeImages
MichaelToyeImages OP Contributing Member • Posts: 663
Re: I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

Of course each to their own preferred process.

I've come from 10 years of photoshop and have got used to fine tuning images by tweaking the opacity on numerous layers before I settle to the specific look I'm after.

For instance, I might use 20% of a high structure filter in Nik SEP and 40% opacity for a silhouette styled filter. An odd combination together that would be difficult to reproduce in LR.

Michael

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Daedalus2000
Daedalus2000 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,192
Re: I wrote a Photoshop tutorial on Layer Masking

MichaelToyeImages wrote:

It's very useful for processing Monochrom files, but is just as relevant on all image files. The concept revolves around the idea that a single image wide process isn't always what you desire from an image instead that you can, for example, process a sky differently from the group of people, land or building underneath. And, of course, have them appear seamlessly in a single photo.

Click through to my blog to view.

Thanks for looking

Michael

Thank you very much for this. I just used an offer they had on PS (for a yearly subscription), so I will try to start using it and tutorials like these are very useful. The concept of the layers and how you mix them is very flexible and opens new dimensions to pp for me.

Best, D

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