Monday, October 5, 2009

Video Tutorial - Creating a Mask with the Color Selection Tool

Our last video tutorial showed you how to blend two images using a gradient mask and adjustment layer in Photoshop. Although the technique works well for some images, it isn't ideal in every situation. We use the gradient technique when we want to reduce the brightness of the sky in an image with a relatively straight horizon line. In today's video tutorial, we're going to show you how to use the color selection tool instead. This tool allows you to select a region of the image based upon its color. Once again, the technique won't work for every image - but it's a great tool to know about. We'll start with two bracketed images layered one on top of the other - one processed for the highlights, and the other for the shadows...

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