Creating and using Masks


Introduction to Masking

Lets start out journey into Masking. Is it really black magic that we should dabble with at our peril or can we make friends with masks. Lets see

Digging Deeper into Masks

Now we are good buddies with masks lets dig a little deeper and look at some of the applications for masks.

Luminosity Masks – Part 1

In this video we create an action to make our luminosity masks at the click of a button.


The Select Subject Command

The Select Subject command lets you select the most prominent subject in an image in a single click. Powered by advanced machine learning technology, Select Subject is trained to identify a variety of objects in an image—people, animals, vehicles, toys, and more.  It’s a great precursor to entering Select and Mask to further enhance a selection.

How to remove Halo Pixels from your cutouts

 In this video we use a Mask a Levels Adjustment and a little Blur to remove edge pixels from your cutouts.

Select and Mask

Photoshop is really good at detecting high contrast edges but not so good with high frequency detail such as hair. All that changed with Select and Mask which makes selecting hair easy.