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Photoshop Image Masking processes with the Photoshop

by Lisa Maria Graphic Designer

One of the most uses for the smoothing in Photoshop is the image masking process, where the images of the semi-transparent objects are edited beautifully. Mostly hair, fur, and glass are edited with the image masking because they require the most smoothness, to be honest. These are the most popular option for it to be edited under. Even images like strong edges might need a bit of masking to make the image edges for swift and silky. Jewelry images might even need the masking to make the stone of the jewelry to be smooth enough to be seen as a fancy.

It creates a great illusion smoothing edges that makes the audience to catch the parts of the images, like when you want to draw a reflective shadow of the product or object you will always need a bit of masking to cut out the smooth part to be added underneath the product. Most of the time this process is used for the drop shadow as well. Image masking can be great for hairlines and fur lines because with the clipping it eats up the smoothness of the hairlines which makes the hair look very rough and no one likes rough hair and so the masking is used to cut out the hair from the background and it into a new background.

In both service of clipping and masking the basic idea of clipping is to cut out the background from the base of the object and change it into a new background. The changing of the background is done by the pen tool and the lasso tool. For clipping, the pen tool is used which is undergoing with hard edges and the lasso tool is for the semi-transparent objects that need smoothing. The image masking automatically provides the smoothness so no extra application is needed to make the smoothness, whereas the clipping automatically does the hard edges so that the object is more visible, here no sharpening is needed to be focused on. Both of them are a manual process to cut out the object from the image and detach everything out and make a new background. The addition of the background is very simple, firstly the image layers are unlocked and then the clipping or the masking process is started and afterward the layer of the background is deleted. Which is later changed with a new layer, after adding a new layer the new background is settled. Remember to post the layers accordingly or else you will get random layers which will destroy the whole image.

The process goes as the lining of both tools are done on the edges of the subject or the product to select the product only and then the selection is automatically done. After the selection is done the product and the background gets separated and deleted. Later you will find a transparent background that indicates to be the no background; this is when you choose the background for the image. A different color background can be great but always it doesn’t call for the soothing and so the white and black color background is used mostly. 


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Created on Oct 26th 2018 08:32. Viewed 142 times.

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