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Learn Adobe Photoshop - Masking With Shapes - Adding to the Mask

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Mahalo expert Justin Z. gives a tutorial on masking with the pen tool in Photoshop. Masking with Straight Edges --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Make sure that Paths is selected in the top Options Panel as well as the Add To Paths function. For the straight parts of your image, choose the Rectangle Tool within the Shapes Tools in the Tool bar (leftmost side of screen).? 2. For example, click and drag to make a rectangular selection on your image. You can hold down the Spacebar key to click and drag the selection around your image if need be.? 3. Once you let go of the Spacebar/mouse, your selection will be the only visible layer. To see the rest of your image while working with your selection, go up to Window in the top menu and select Masks. This will prompt the Masks Panel in which you can move the Density slider back and forth to alter its percentage. This should allow you to see your shape selection as well as the image around it.? 4. To transform your path selection: press "A," click on the path, then Edit in the top menu, Free Transform within that list (Control/Command "T") and you can move it around wherever you like on the canvas. Press the Enter key when you're done.? Masking with Curved Edges --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. For the curved parts of your image, go back to your Shape Tools in the Tool Bar and select the Ellipse Tool.? 2. Create a circle to match whatever curve you are trying to trace by clicking and dragging across the desired area of the canvas/image. To transform your path selection: press A, click on the path, then Edit in the top menu. 3. Click on?Free Transform within that list (Control/Command + T) and you can move the circle around wherever you like on the canvas.? 4. Press the Enter key when you're done. Make note that all these shapes you're making are part of the same mask in the Layers Panel.? Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/learn-adobe-photoshop-masking-with-shapes-adding-to-the-mask/
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