Deke’s Techniques 619: Creating a Vector-Based Gradient Mask in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke tackles the old split-screen dilemma with a completely flexible approach. Rather than create a static gradient layer mask between two images of his equally beloved sons, he creates an imminently flexible and editable mask (with a convenient feather setting) using vectors.So, when both of your sons display…

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Clipping Masks in Illustrator | Design Tip of the Week

Clipping Masks in Illustrator Hey, everyone! For this short and sweet Design Tip of the Week, I’ll show you how to use clipping masks in Illustrator. They are very to do, yet incredibly useful in creating backgrounds, making textured shapes and cropping in objects. Start by opening the image you would like to be masked…

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Vibrancy Masking – How to Get Ultra Vibrant Photos in Photoshop

Learn how to do vibrancy masking in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to increase saturation with the Channel Mixer and then use Vibrancy masking to control whether you want it to affect the vibrant or non-vibrant areas. This technique works amazingly well for landscapes and it’s a great when you want to get the most intense…

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Fluid Mask 3 (for Quark Users)

Every two weeks Quark VS InDesign.com and XChange International gives away 2 great prizes–an extraordinary xtension for QuarkXPress and an incredible InDesign plug-in. All you have to do to win is… Become a Quark VS InDesign.com member (free), and; Throw… Keep reading Fluid Mask 3 (for Quark Users) on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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Fluid Mask 3 (for InDesign Users)

Every two weeks Quark VS InDesign.com and XChange International gives away 2 great prizes–an extraordinary xtension for QuarkXPress and an incredible InDesign plug-in. All you have to do to win is… Become a Quark VS InDesign.com member (free), and; Throw… Keep reading Fluid Mask 3 (for InDesign Users) on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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How to Create a Scream Mask in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingScream is a classic slasher movie series, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to draw the famous scary mask of the mysterious killer known as Ghostface. Practice your drawing skills and learn how to play with different shapes and strokes to give dimension to the mask and create shadows only where…

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How to Use Luminosity Masking in Photoshop

Learn how to use luminosity masking in Photoshop. Luminosity masking lets you make a layer visible according to the brightness value of your photo. For example, you can brighten your photo and then apply luminosity masking so that it doesn’t overexpose the areas that are already bright to begin with. You can also apply color…

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Some Other Free Deke: Select and Mask Workspace in Photoshop

Hey, my fellow dekeItarians. We’re having some glitches with Deke’s Techniques this week, and the free episode may not make it up until tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted to suggest another bit of freeDeke that’s available over at lynda.com. There are a couple of unlocked movies on the new Select and Mask "taskspace" in…

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Deke’s Techniques 524: Masking a Tilt-Shift Landscape in Photoshop

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke takes an image I shot of the Irish countryside that features Hole Abbey, and adds a touch of realistically crafted but magically whimsical tilt-shift effect to turn a 13th-century Cistertian monastary into a whimsical miniature ruin. The result is that this image that I shot from…

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CreativePro Conference Preview: Deke on Channels and Masks

Hey, my dekeAfficianados and those of you who strive toward Photoshop compositing perfection: At the upcoming CreativePro Conference (Minneapolis, July 10-13) Deke will be reviving (and expanding) his classic Channels and Masks master class in an all day seminar before the full conference gets underway. As many of you know a) making good selections and…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use Clipping Masks

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Clipping MasksStruggling to understand how Clipping Masks work in Illustrator? Well have no fear, Illustrator in 60 Seconds is here to make it all clear. Give our little how-to a go, and I promise…

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Photoshop Blur – Save Mask to Channels

If you’ve used the Blur Gallery’s Tilt Shift, Path Blur, Iris Blur and Field Blur you may have noticed a check box called ‘Save Mask to Channels’, in this post I’ll take a look at just some of the possibilities this opens up The post Photoshop Blur – Save Mask to Channels appeared first on…

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Topaz ReMask 5 – Special Discount Offer – Photoshop Pro Masking

We’ve got news for you! On Tuesday, August 25th Topaz will be releasing ReMask 5, an updated version of their masking software, complete with new features. As always, the update is free to anyone who already owns ReMask. And for those who don’t own it, ReMask 5 will be on sale ($20 off) from August…

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