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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 In this video, Mahalo expert Gene Shaw explains how the Masks panel can be used to isolate certain portions of your image. Masks Panel --------------------------------------------------------------------- Once you create a mask in Adobe Photoshop, you can fine-tune it with the Masks panel.? The Masks panel in Photoshop is like the equivalent of using an Exacto knife to cut duct tape.1. Open the Masks panel by clicking?Window -- Masks?in the top menu bar and making sure there's a check mark next to Masks. If there is no check mark, simply click Masks to make it appear in your workspace.2. In order to work with this panel, the first thing you need to do is create a mask. The easiest way to do that is by grabbing the?marquee?tool, creating a selection and then selecting either?Add a pixel mask?or?Add a vector mask?from the Masks panel. In the video, Gene chooses pixel mask.3. This creates an area of your selection that's visible while hiding everything else that is not selected.4. You can now use the controls in the Masks panel to alter the appearance of your mask.Density?will set the opacity of the mask, and you can change it by either grabbing the slider and dragging it left or right or by clicking on the word "Density" in the panel, holding down the mouse button and dragging your mouse left or right.Feather?basically softens the mask edge, and you can also control this by dragging the slider left or right.Mask Edge?brings up the Refine Mask Options dialogue box.Color Range?brings up the color selection menu.Invert?will switch the active section of your selection with the masked out portion. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/learn-adobe-photoshop-masks-panel/
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