How to Create Advanced Selections from Textures and Apply Them to a Layer Mask Part II
- Oct 31st. 2012
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- @ThomasShue . image folio. WHCC. layer mask . Lilsamedia . photoshop . Photoshop CS6 . retouching . selections . Thomas Shue . Thomas Shue Photography . tom shue
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How to Create Advanced Selections from Textures and Apply Them to a Layer Mask Part III
Hi and welcome to my blog. Today is the last of the three part series where I show how I create an Image Folio from a scratch (I did use a lined Ruler blank from WHCC). In part I, I demonstrated how to use a texture to generate a selection, then use that selection in a mask to create intricate design elements. In part II, I offered a video that showed the intermediate stages of the project were I used layer masks and brushes to further the design elements of the folio. In this final post (part III), I am going to show how I finished off the folio. I show how I created the intricate painted borders to finish the edges of the back cover as well as how I used brushes to create texture overlays with the use of layer masks. Everything else is Standard stuff I use in all of my Photoshop tutorials. An example is when I use Curves to create a vignette, that same exact process will darken the edges of the front cover of a folio.
This project seems very confusing to a beginner user to Photoshop and it is, kinda, however, I hope this last video shows how simple these concepts really are. Also I hope it shows how you can repeatedly use the same techniques to stack elements in order to create some really incredible projects. If you want to sell unique products to your customers, you need to create unique products. Anyone can download a template and offer a cookie cutter solution. I for one, prefer to give a piece of myself in every job I do. The choice is yours, I say learn your craft, and work hard to improve in all areas. Do this and just maybe you can be something special. I am not saying I am something special, but one day, I just might be. If not, it wont be due to lack of effort.
I want to thank you folks for taking time to visit my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and have fun with the kiddies tonight. Happy Halloween. Thomas Shue