When I released my first Photoshop Channels & Masks course for lynda.com, it shot to the top of the Online Training Library and remained there for months. Naturally, I’ve been eager to update the videos, but as seems forever to be the case, there have been plenty of other things to occupy my attention.
Fortunately, that unfortunate situation officially changes today. Nearly four years after the release of my last Channels & Masks course, I am just today putting the finishing touches on its update. Only this time around, we’ll be calling the video Photoshop Masking & Compositing: Fundamentals. And it contains all new content. (Okay, so there are a couple of archival projects, but I thoroughly rehashed them, so they’re new too.)
Here’s a sample project, in which I take a couple of foreground subjects, one with lots of hair and the other with lots of feathers:
And I arrange them against a new background, complete with some adventurous compositing techniques and a few synthetic effects:
Better still, this course is just the beginning. In future months, I’ll be releasing a series of short satellite courses, in which I explore advanced blending, the pen tool, and extreme hair masks, including complex foregrounds set against intricate backgrounds.
I’ll let you know more as these courses release.