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Photoshop Foundations: Masking
Masking, to some it is the best thing since sliced bread, for others it is about as enjoyable as soggy waffles. However, masking is one of the most important topics to learn early on in your Photoshop endeavors. With masks, you can non-destructively edit your photos very quickly.
In this course, we will break masks down from the very basics to some pretty advanced techniques. We will demystify masking by breaking them down into three specific types. Ever heard the term Luminosity Masking? We will even break those down too. It doesn’t stop there, once we have discussed the types of masks, we will discuss the many ways you can refine them to make pinpoint accurate masks. We will even go into Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom and explain how to make masks on the raw level of editing.
If you are new to masking this course will be quintessential, if you are a veteran, well, I can guarantee you will pick up some new tricks and refine some old habits. Let’s do this!
What you will learn:
- What are masks?
- Why do we mask?
- The essential Selection Tools to make masks
- The types of masks you will use in Photography
- Modifying masks with precision and efficiency
- How to use Adobe Camera Raw to make Masks and Luminosity Masks
Included in this course:
- 117 Minutes of formal education and practical application using Masks in Photoshop©
- 27 pages of documentation
- All of my follow along images
- Photoshop© (CC, CS6, CS5). Not included in the purchase of the course. Some features may not be available in CS6 and CS5
Bruce (verified owner) –
Blake gives the best in depth instruction of topics that most instructors just give a cursory explanation of. His videos are well worth the investment.
Uwe (verified owner) –
Dear Blake, I am german, my english is not so good. Your videos and the extras are very instructive. I bought some other videos too. I can recommend them all. Keep it up!
Michael Van Wettering (verified owner) –
Pamela B. (verified owner) –
Just when you think you know something you are shown more to learn thank you Blake for opening more doors for my eyes
Robert Campsmith –
Robert Van Maele (verified owner) –
This package gives you a clear and understandable insight in what masking means and how you practically can use it to make your photo’s better!
Jorge (verified owner) –
This foundation course is a must for anyone wanting to take their Photoshop skills to a new level. Highly valuable learnings in an easy to follow structure.
Gerald Schultz (verified owner) –
Nobody really understands masking until you finally take this tutorial.Now you will know how to do it and understand it as well !
Maurice D. (verified owner) –
If you want to learn masking techniques then this course is for you. It is also good for refreshing your memory for what is available in photoshop. Very informative the video’s are well presented with practice files included.
Dennis D. (verified owner) –
Helps to simplify masking
Guy Z. (verified owner) –
I use masking for turning my photos to digital paintings a lot but never knew some of the different ways there were to do it. A lot of them sure beat the heck out of using the pen tool. so after taking the course I purchased it for handy reference. Thanks
Ian (verified owner) –
Always had trouble getting my head around masking but this course has made it for my understanding
Randy Ranson (verified owner) –
It’s being put to good use thanks.
David Robinson (verified owner) –
I never really understood masking before this course but now I do. Excellent course.
Gary Simms (verified owner) –
Arne (verified owner) –
Haven’t made it till now.
Donald R. (verified owner) –
Blake makes complex subjects easy to understand. This course brought me to a level of where I can now perfom complex masking tasks on my work.
James H Johnson (verified owner) –
Bruce Hostetler (verified owner) –
Geert Noij (verified owner) –
Very helpful and understanding from Blake
Avilio Méndez (verified owner) –
Louise Danforth (verified owner) –
I thought that I had a pretty good knowledge of masks, turns out that I knew a TINY fraction of what I needed to know. Seriously, Blake makes learning Photoshop fun!
Anonymous (verified owner) –
I reviewed the Masking course, published a few years ago, after learning to use and using the new Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw masking techniques. I am glad I tried the older masking techniques as they integrate well with the new LR/Adobe Camera Raw rather than stand to the side and let the new techniques replace standard PS masking. Learn the new techniques but incorporate them with the masking techniques in this course to exponentially enhance your editing prowess.
Chris B. (verified owner) –