Photoshop: Channels and Masks

Photoshop: Channels and Masks

Photoshop: Channels and Masks is an Intermediate level course on Photography, written by an expert, Deke McClelland. This course is an essential base for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her Photography expertise. It gives you a strong understanding on Masking + Compositing, Photography, Photoshop, Masking + Compositing, Photography and Photoshop.

Free Download - Photoshop: Channels and Masks
Author Deke McClelland
Publish Date 9/25/2018
Skill Intermediate
Duration 7h 37m
Topic Masking + Compositing
Video Tutorials 94
Last Update N/A

Learn how to leverage masks and channels to isolate areas of an image for making enhancements. Join Photoshop expert Deke McClelland as he takes you step by step through working with channels and masks in Adobe Photoshop. First, Deke explains how channels and masks work. Then he shows how to make selections and use the Color Range command and the Focus Area command. Next, he covers refining selections, extracting masks, blending, and mixing. Additionally, Deke demonstrates how to put all of the layers together into a final composite.

Topics include:

  • Working with the different channels
  • Creating the best masks
  • Enhancing selections text display
  • The Color Range command
  • Defining a selection
  • The Focus Area command
  • Applying global refinements
  • Refining selections and masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Extracting masks from channels
  • Working with blend modes
  • Working with the Refine Edge adjustment
  • Compositing

Photoshop: Channels and Masks : Video Lessons

  • Welcome to Channels and Masks5m 20s
  • Loading Deke's custom dekeKeys shortcuts5m 58s
  • Adjusting the RGB and CMYK color settings6m 52s
  • Setting up a pro-level workspace6m 2s
  • Thumbnails and transparency5m 48s
  • It all starts with a channel1m 49s
  • Introducing the Channels panel4m 25s
  • How color channels work6m 5s
  • Viewing channels in color4m 12s
  • How RGB works4m 15s
  • Single-channel grayscale6m 21s
  • Drafting a mask with Black & White7m 18s
  • The other 3-channel mode: Lab6m 26s
  • The final color mode: CMYK8m 7s
  • How CMYK works5m 49s
  • Mask in RGB, copy to CMYK8m 25s
  • The alpha channel is home to the mask1m 34s
  • The origin of the alpha channel3m 48s
  • How masks work7m 32s
  • Saving a selection as a layer mask6m 6s
  • Creating an alpha channel5m 44s
  • The Save Selection as Channel icon7m 51s
  • Loading a selection from a channel6m 31s
  • Loading a selection from a layer5m 5s
  • Loading a selection from a different image6m 14s
  • Sweetening the final composition4m 55s
  • The best selection tools are commands2m 9s
  • A brief Magic Wand refresher4m 36s
  • Introducing the Color Range command4m 15s
  • Working in the Color Range dialog box4m 56s
  • Localized color clusters5m 45s
  • Selecting complex organic details5m 59s
  • Using Color Range to augment a mask4m 27s
  • Finessing and feathering a layer mask6m 43s
  • Creating a zoom effect with Pinch7m 2s
  • Isolating Color Range inside a marquee7m 6s
  • Inverting everything with type6m 58s
  • Increasing the legibility of type4m 1s
  • Just choose a command and let it run1m 44s
  • Introducing Select > Subject3m 27s
  • Select > Subject vs. Color Range4m 1s
  • Combining selections6m 1s
  • Softening edges with the Blur tool7m 40s
  • Smoothing edges with the Smudge tool5m 29s
  • Adding depth of field to a background6m 54s
  • The Hail Mary of automated selections1m 32s
  • Edges vs. noise3m 40s
  • A brief Quick Selection refresher5m 19s
  • Expanding a selection with Select > Similar5m 43s
  • Introducing the Focus Area command7m 39s
  • Using the Focus Area brush4m 58s
  • Focus Area vs. Select > Subject6m 38s
  • Bringing in some better hair5m 53s
  • Viewing mask and image at the same time7m 4s
  • Non-destructive feather and density4m 51s
  • Masking a gradient layer4m 44s
  • The joy of automated refinement2m 15s
  • Introducing Select and Mask6m 17s
  • Applying global refinements2m 53s
  • Edge Detection: Radius and Smart Radius3m 14s
  • Painting with the Refine Edge brush3m 15s
  • Decontaminating colors6m 23s
  • Selecting before you refine4m 29s
  • The legacy Refine Edge command4m 27s
  • Further refining with Refine Mask4m 39s
  • Matching the lighting of your scene2m 57s
  • Mastering channel operations2m 55s
  • Introducing the Calculations command2m 14s
  • Previewing channels with Calculations4m 37s
  • Blending two channels together5m 20s
  • Increasing the contrast of a channel6m 25s
  • Filling in regions with the Brush tool8m 32s
  • Using the Add and Subtract modes6m 50s
  • The Black and White Point eyedroppers3m 5s
  • Soft Light, Overlay, and Hard Mix3m 25s
  • Painting with the Overlay mode5m
  • Combining alpha channels to make a mask4m 38s
  • The power of compositing2m 7s
  • Smooth edges and color fringing5m 6s
  • Assigning a shortcut to Refine Edge3m 23s
  • Correcting wispy edges with Refine Mask4m 10s
  • Bolstering hair or fur with a blended layer4m 20s
  • Combining your refined layer masks5m 17s
  • Dressing up a bad background4m 35s
  • Masking a background image5m 59s
  • From alpha channel to filter mask2m 28s
  • Darkening a sky with Gradient Overlay2m 33s
  • Creating a synthetic snow effect4m 41s
  • Enhancing your snowflakes4m 32s
  • Adding a snowflake bokeh on the lens3m 42s
  • Wrapping it all up4m 50s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • Channel Masks in Photoshop
  • A brief tutorial on creating a mask using the Channels Panel in Photoshop.

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  • Making Insanely Difficult Selections Like Trees Using Alpha Channel in Photoshop
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  • DateTime : 2017-04-20 15:30:00
  • Source : PiXimperfect
  • Photoshop Masks and Channels 01 - Select and Mask
  • DateTime : 2017-04-09 23:20:53
  • Source : Leigh Cotnoir

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