The focus this week was Masks in Photoshop CS6. Here’s an attempt at basic masking to create a Uni-Directional Motion Blur:
It’s a pretty straight forward approach to Masking, but I got to just concentrate on technique, 100%. I feel more comfortable navigating between my color image, layer masks and channels… I’m a sucker for keyboard shortcuts. I incorporated a couple of them to my workflow to toggle back and fourth between Mask and Image.
Since I’ve only been focusing on Masks, Channels and Selections for 3 weeks straight, I decided to try something harder:
I’ve NEVER have been able to do something like this because I had no clue how to approach it. I’ve tried the Color Range but if you don’t know what your doing, you don’t get good results. Then when I tried out the Refine Edge, I did better, but I still didn’t make anything worthy of a CTRL+S. Stephen Burns was on POINT when he said Refine Edge was for WUSSES =D Channels and Masks got me WAY better results WAY faster. Just gotta PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.