Cool Shit Masking Tutorial Part 3 of 3 – Playing with the sky

5 09 2009

Thanks for the feedback on the first two tutorials.  This third tutorial in the series will show you a couple of techniques that you can use this type of precise masking for.  It will also demonstrate using a real case how to get rid of the fringing that sometimes occurs when trying to make accurate masks.

If you haven’t watched the first two parts to this series, I would recommend you look at the prior postings first.

Click here to view the 3rd part of the advanced masking tutorial.

I’m off to go camping up in Munmorah National Park.

Have a good weekend



A Cool Shit Tutorial For Advanced Landscapers (part 1 of 3)

29 08 2009

Hello there photogs

Sorry for the slack work in updating my blog…. work has been very busy lately… most inconvenient getting in the way of my photography.

Anyway, I thought I would make up for it by doing a series of 3 photoshop tutorials on advanced masking techniques.   OK, All you beginners out there,  don’t bother watching these tutorials,  seriously I think you’ll find them pretty difficult to follow.  However for you guys that are competent in Photoshop,  hopefully I’ll be able to show you some cool techniques that you may not know about.

So here’s what the series is all about.

  • Tutorial 1 (this one) is going to show you how to make contrast masks.  If you haven’t done this before, it is a way cool technique for making razor-accurate masks for things like sky or land etc.
  • Tutorial 2 (coming soon) will show you how to fine tune your masks to get rid of halos and fringing
  • Tutorial 3 (coming soon as well) will show you some of the cool things you can do once you make these razor-sharp masks.

So forget your “Magic wand”…..   Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy the first of these tutorials….

Warning: This tutorial is targeted at Intermediate-Advanced Photoshop Users! Beginners beware!

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I’d love to hear your feedback on whether you found this technique useful.  Also I’m trying out some new screencam authoring software, so let me know if you prefer this style of tutorial?