Monday, April 6, 2009

Next Program: White Reveals, Black Conceals

White Reveals, Black Conceals: Masking Your Way to Better Photography
White Reveals, Black Conceals: Masking Your Way to Better Photography
by Lisa and Tom Cuchara (CT)

Masking is extremely simple; this one mantra “white reveals, black hides” will work for almost all of your Photoshop editing. From exposure to contrast, dodging and burning, blurring the background, selective coloring, selective focus, etc., Lisa and Tom will demonstrate “non-destructive” editing in Photoshop.They will show you how to use layers and masks to enhance your images. Adjustment layers and filters can be applied to an entire image, but sometimes you just want to tweak part of an image, which is where masks come in. The advantage of using layer masks is that you can refine both the effect and the area being changed at any point, even after you save and re-open an image. White reveals, black hides and shades of gray provide a variety of opacities – this one simple concept is essential for anyone using the digital darkroom to enhance their images.

You can view our notes at: http://lifethrulisaslens.blogspot.com/2008/12/white-reveals-black-conceals-masking.html Please note that these notes are protected by the U.S. copyright Law. No reproduction of notes are permitted unless granted by the author. Please email us if you would like to use these notes.

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