The Making Of A Professional Quality Stock Photo

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Whether it is faking or actually using the mask, or using the layer, this information will be helpful. Photoshop has been introducing several new features in its programs. It introduced the layers and the layer masks to help photo editors to improve their skills. Often it is best to unlearn the ropes and go back to the basics. How and why to use the mask in Photoshop is forgotten when a new set of skills are obtained. One has to admit that the layer feature has greatly improved the viability of the Photoshop program as a whole. With the addition of layer masks its value has increased more for the photo editing process. When an editor recognizes this fundamental trait of the program, chances are that he will thoroughly comprehend the masking procedure and where it is required.

In the early nineties I was constantly being told that you couldn’t use Photoshop to do professional level work. I just smiled and went back to watching that progress bar. Actually, I should say several progress bars.

You will find that there is still some of the background remaining with the newly added photo. To remove this, you need to use the Data Masking Tool. You can find it in the layers tool box. Select a brush and adjust the size accordingly.

Working with bitmap images often involves editing pixel by pixel. The smoother zooming feature will give you much more control as you zoom in and out of your bitmaps. Plus the new rotation feature is very cool and is a huge improvement on the somewhat clumsy rotate image handles. I give these new features 9 out of 10.

Under the layer adjustments palette select Channel Mixer. Click the monochrome button and then play around with the percentages of each different color in ways that add up to 100%. If you go above 100% you will often begin to clip your whites, so be careful if you do this.

Step 9) Go back to the original paper layer and will it in with a new pattern by going to New Fill Layer>Pattern. Choose any one you like and then change the blending mode to multiply or overlay. Multiply tends to work better on most images.