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Layer mask in adobe photoshop tutorial for the beginners -ep4

October 31, 2019


[Music] Hi ,
I am Manjot from Lenspassions photography In Last videos of Photoshop Beginner, we have already talked about Creating new document in Photoshop, and How to create layers and about image resizing? Today I will talk about layer mask. Like a layers Mask is a simply hide or unhide contents of the layers. Before watching in more details, I request
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in my next video. Thanks When you add a layer mask, you can hide or reveal all of the layers, or by the selecting
mask on a selection. Later, you’ll paint on the mask to hide
portions of the layer, revealing the layers beneath. I am opening a new document from the home page by selecting open button , you can open a document in many ways, Watch the first video on photoshop basic I have already inserted card above. Image opened in Photoshop workspace. First I am creating new layers by selecting
layer button , you can also create it by Ctrl+Shift+N in windows and Command+shift+n in mac
You can change the layer name by renaming. Learn more about the layers , watch the second
part of photoshop basic , card inserted above. Now I am selecting a brush to create a new
content of the new layer I am painting with red color and created a
new content that I will show you where I will use this shapeless content, so kindly watch
the full video But when I want to modify the shape or remove
extra or add more I need to use eraser tool for removing and brush to add. But by doing so the content was affected in a destructed way but once you learn to mask, you should never select the eraser tool again
because it tends to be so destructive. it “destroys” the pixels. The changes that you make by deleting portions of a layer are permanent and can’t exactly be tweaked later. In Adobe you have more and more ways to make
non-destructive edits, without affecting the original pixels This concept called Masks that we have been using for many past years. So In t he Layers panel, select the layer or layer group To create a mask that reveals the entire layer, Click the Add Layer Mask button in the Layers panel, I am using a layer mask with white color means unhide all contents of a layer You can now paint on the mask with the brush
key selected. Make sure your foreground color is opposite to the color of the mask. If you are painting with black on a white
mask, the content of that part of layer is becoming transparent while the white parts
remain as is. If you are painting white over a black mask,
then that part would be back to its original form. You can play around with the percentage of fill and opacity to get more control over your workflow. I am painting with black brush by using D
key shortcut you can toggle anytime with X key to choose black or white brush
I am hiding some part as I need to hide , if it hide excess you can unhide again by using x key toggle black to white foreground After using a white brush I unhide all content again without losing a single pixel Now I am selecting white mask and converting
mask to black by using CTRL+I in windows and Command+I in mac .
Black mask means hide all contents After selecting black mask , you can see all
contents hided but not erased Again I switched black to white by using CTRL+I
in windows and Command+I in mac . Content revealed again .
Now come to black mask , select forground to white and paint with brush , you can reveal
the part that you want to reveal Or unhide all content by using x key and toggle to white you can do vice versa Now I am undoing all, and start to white mask, I selected the layer content by using ctrl+click on layer Moving the content with move tool to lips of the model , You are right, I am painting the lips of the model with red color, but when I erase extra pixels by using the eraser tool, it affected destructed way So using a brush with black foreground I hide the pixels that I want, If I mistake or eased necessary pixels that shouldn’t be removed
, You can unhide again by using a white brush by using x key In this picture, for creating red lipstick
, you need to use a black mask, so you can reveal those pixels that required for lips
area I am zoom in and selected white brush to paint over on lips. I am painting here roughly , you can do better by taking the time required I am painting upper lips first then I am painting on lower
lips, you can adjust your brush by increasing or decreasing brush size with brackets keys Look more realistic , select blending mode use blending mode normal to soft light. it looks great Now you can paint better on lips and fill
the small portions with unhide pixels You can use mask with any adjustment that
you want to make in your image. For example I am selecting a hue and saturation
layers You can see when I select any adjustment layer
, it appears with white mask so you can regain your original image anytime .
I am changing green shirt green to blue by adjusting hue bar, know more about how to
change color with hue and saturation watch my video , I have inserted card above .
You can see as I changed green color, green eyes also changed to blue , that I don’t want But with the magic of Adobe mask option you
can reveal it again by using black brush and painting over the eyes. If you feel it doesn’t look nice and blue is better you can unreveal it again by using white brush As I converted the white mask to black by using CTRL+I / Cmd+I
The original image revealed So if you want to change only eye colors green to blue you can use the white foreground to reveal Blue eyes . That’s all for now , If you need any help don’t forget to comment, I will reply to
every question you asked Thanks for watching

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