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Why aren't you applying an adjustment layer?

"Because genius...." would have had me rolling

Just gr8!

thanks many many caz masking alwys giv's me prb , thx for ur help sir

Great lol....

This was outstanding and amazing post...keep on sharing the stuff....great work...

Continue to post like that...
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very interesting bro

Love the Image

Wow, very beautiful. But I think you should have brighten it a bit to match the brightness of the background. But overall, I think its great. Keep 'em coming!

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Layered PSD File.

Thanks for sharing! This very useful information.

Josep WoW it is fabulos,

Josep WoW it is fabulos, thanks very much for teachig. Your friend José.

Masterful, with one omission

A masterful presentation, sir! You did leave out one small-but-important detail: the "reddish" layer must be the same hue as the red on the album title and elsewhere, to pull the composition together. I'd probably have used a color eyedroppered from the final composite background image (I picked 127, 35, 139 out of part of the sky, which worked fairly well) rather than the dark red, but either way, matching the text and overlay colors is important. That "drop shadow" trick is very nice. Never know when that might come in handy!

Very interesting video.

Very interesting video. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Interesting video....great.. stop dreaming start action

Whenever I begin to think that I'm a Photoshop demigod . . .

. . . you come along an show me I'm not even a pink belt (to mix metaphors). Thanks for the humbling experience. I'm a better person (albeit with a smaller ego) for it. Keep it up. edoray

Well the magic you call composition skills

Hi Deke, I have to be a party pooper. In this video and in "Blending Hair and Sky" in chapter 8 "Everyday Channel Masking" lynda.com Photoshop CS3 Channels & Mask - The Essential you take an original layer on a "white" background and you multiply it to "improve" the quality of the blending of the strain of hairs into the new composition. My problem is I do not have either a "white" background and the multiply affects the end composition in ways that are not desirable. What is your suggestion my dear friend? Cheers and have a nice Martini.

Multiply is for white-background images

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of masking and compositing scenarios, which is why my "Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks" video series ends up being more than 30 hours long. For more complicated scenarios, check out these chapters, all part of my "Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques": Chapter 10: Advanced Blending Chapter 14: Calculations (aka Channel Operations) Chapter 16: Masking the Tough Stuff As a special bonus, Chapter 10 is available for free to non-members! Even better, watch the entire series (available through lynda.com) or get my book Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One. Both are designed to provide you with the arsenal of skills that you'll need to approach any masking project with confidence and take your work to the next level.

Luminosity blending

I tried luminosity blending as in selecting a blend if in Advanced Blending and from such trying and trying my blender broke and I did not get a natural effect. And now I cannot even get a milkshake.

On to the task

Ok, I knew you knew it, but now I do too. I will read the equivalent chapters in your CS4 oneonone. Which lesson is equivalent for Cahpter 10 Advanced Blending? Lesson 5: Every Day Masking, Lesson 6: Blends and Composites or Lessen 7 Masking Layers or whatever other lessons. And don't say all of them coz I won't sleep for a week! If I keep this up I will need to get a blender soon.

What Link?

Wacom Tablet being used. Right click on what? The photo I get movie no.

On the Mac, press Control and click the link

Then choose Save Link As or and equivalent command. The link to the movie appears at the beginning of the third paragraph. The link to the image occurs in the fourth paragraph.

This is just... I mean, You are just...

eh... awsome! thanks for putting it all together in a one entertaining training ;)

Love the Preemptive Error Alert

What, no f-bombs this time? ;) Thanks for sharing! About 250 kids will benefit if I can wrap my head around this.