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Photoshop Tutorial - Masking Smoke

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS In this video, Mahalo's Photoshop expert Justin Zagri demonstrates how to mask a smoke plume and insert it into you cityscape. Photoshop Tutorial - Masking Smoke --------------------------------------------------------------------- As you continue to destroy your city, you can add other effects to your image, such as plumes of smoke. Conduct a Google image search for "smoke plume." You should find something like the picture above. Bring the image into Photoshop and grab the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Create a quick shape around the object by masking the inside of the smoke. You could do it on the outside, but the masking process with the Refine Tool?won't work as well. Right-click on your selection and choose Refine Edge. You now have a new view. The translucent red part of the image refers to the area that is masked out. You're going to refine this by brushing over the area of the smoke that lies just outside the mask edge. Let Photoshop work its magic to include the very edge of the smoke in the mask. Once you've refined the mask edge, right-click on the selection and choose Layer via Copy. Drag the masked smoke plume over to your cityscape and resize it as necessary by pressing Ctrl+T (Command+T for Mac) to Transform it. Place the smoke plume in the background so it rests behind the buildings. Read more by visiting our page at:
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