Masking Your Wonder Woman in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke finishes up the Wonder Woman-inspired project, which is helpful, because the actual Wonder Woman is now scheduled for August. In the meantime, you can find out how to mask your own wonder beings against the background we created last week.

In this case, Deke chose this soccer ball-toting young woman, courtesy of our friends at Dreamstime, to become the wonder of this week’s project.

Woman with soccer ball ID 109076541 © Romastudio |

If you’d like to find your own wonder person, you can get deals on stock images at and let us know how the masking goes so we can see what you came up with. If you’re not interested in creating your own W background, you can download Deke’s version at the bottom of last week’s post as well.

And, speaking of last week, friend of Deke AI_Burner mentioned in the comments of last week’s post that the exclusive movie at LinkedIn Learning was even more informative than the free one. So, I made it free and put it here if you’d like to see how Deke created that displacement map.

889 Creating the Wonder Woman displacement map from Deke's Techniques by Deke McClelland

Meanwhile, we finish up our on-location intros this week with a visit to our very own Flatirons, right here in Beautiful Boulder. While we were recording, we had to stop for a snowstorm, so don’t miss Deke dancing in the middle of this week’s episode.

Deke in a Spring snow storm

Deke’s Techniques, bringing the wonder to multiple continents and enduring a variety of weather systems.

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  • What about the Photoshop 2020 Advanced and Mastery modules? Any timetable?
  • From Deke on LinkedIn: Possibly not. The LinkedIn campus has closed, so I’m working on smaller projects for now. If I get to them, they’ll probably be updates as opposed to the complete overhauls I was planning. The 2019 Advanced and Mastery courses still work as advertised. Thanks for asking!
  • I am looking for a wonder-woman! I believe she exists!!!
  • Wow you have just nailed it. I just love the way it was really made here. All the steps implemented resulted in a good output. It’s quite easy to learn to every beginner. I am really having good time trying this.
  • Good work,
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  • Wonder woman is amazing. She is beautiful. What a nice art pic!

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