Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tutorial - Using Layer Masks & Adjustment Layers in PSCS and PSE

Hi! Janice of JW-DigiScraps here to show you a quick little tutorial on selective erasing -- WITHOUT actually erasing! Makes it super easy to get things just right when you are trying to combine two items together.

Today, I'm going to share a couple of video tutorials I created with you that will show you how to use layer masks (PS CS) or adjustment layers (PSE) to selectively erase part of an object. This can be very useful for making strings go through the loops of tags, intertwining ribbons, or even selectively erasing part of a B&W photo to show some color. Once you get the hang of them, they are pretty easy to use!

This first video shows you how to use an adjustment layer in Photoshop Elements (PSE) to do the selective erase. Photoshop Elements does not have true layer masks, so adjustment layers are used instead. There are some limitations to this including that you must have an opaque layer below, and you cannot merge your adjustment layer to make your selective erasing permanent.

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The second video here shows you how to use a true layer mask in Photoshop CS 4 (most older versions of CS also support this).

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Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

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