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Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

Lesson 10 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

Lesson 10 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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10. Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

Hi there. This video we're going to look at adding a mask to a group basically we just added to this group here so that things that are inside, you can see okay are all just masked by there's one banana mask that we've made. We don't have to apply to all the different layers. If you've done it before, there's going to be a few extra little tricks, like a little color range trick, a shortcut for blending modes. Plus we'll add some shadows to it to kind of make it look more realistic. Lots of value in this one. We'll start with just the simple mask and move our way through. Alright, to get started. Let's open up our files and it is in the 02 selections and masking folder. We're going to open up group mask 123 and four. It's open all of those up now throughout this video you're probably gonna have some construction because I've been waiting all day for them to finish so I can record. There they are there, they are not going to finish anytime soon so we're just gonna have a little tapping ...

and banging in the background. So let's start with the group mask one psd. Remember him the banana, we use color range to select him And like you said at the beginning we're going to kind of combine them inside that shape. Good thing we're going to learn is if you're on a Mac hold down command key. If you're on a pc just hold down the control key and if you click on the mask, it loads that mask back into a selection. You can see the little ants running around which is cool. Another cool little tip you might not know about is you can go to select and you can save selections. Sometimes you spend like all day kind of getting halfway through a selection and then you have to go, you can actually save this thing. So I'm going to call it banana. I'm going to click OK Because what I want to do is I'm going to go select de select and I'm going to turn that mask off. So I'm going to right click where the layer mask is and say let's delete that layer. Mask that hard work all gone. Don't worry because we've saved it in that selection. So what do I want to do? Let's just get started quickly. So you understand the concept. So I'm going to go to group mask too. And my command C command V doesn't work with this man. It's always the bane of our life. Right? The locked one. So just double click the word background click. Ok. Now we can use command C. Command V. And we have far too big strawberries. I'm gonna shrink them down. And I'm just going to kind of put him where am I going to put him about there to get started? Let's grab group mass three. Do the same thing, unlock the background or you can just do your drag into the tab option. I'm using the command c. Command V. Scale it down to kind of an appropriate size. I'm just doing haves and haves now. It's not going to look perfect yet I guess. I don't want to get the concept through first and then we'll go and finish it off. So I've got these two here. Now what we've done in the past and what you might have done like me is you're going to add a layer mask to every one of these images. So let's go to select load selection. Where are you load selection? Go to channel, go to banana. There's my selection pack. So that selection you have that layer selected and you go you and then you do the same thing. I'm going to use that cool shortcut where I command click or control, click the mask on this layer layer mask and it works right but you end up with like loads of these and sometimes if you're trying to make a kind of a collage, you'll end up with a zillion different masks and that's not the pro way. So we're going to go a step backwards until all that's gone. What we're gonna do is I'm just going to make a layer group here. I'm going to call this one a banana mask. I'm not sure why I say banana that way. Um And we're gonna stick these two guys in it so select both of them and just drag them and click them on top of the folder. So you know they're in there. You know they're in their way, you're turning the eyeball on and off of the folder and now the cool thing is is with this layer selected, I can go to my select load selection, banana click. Ok? And if I play the layer mask to that group, okay, they're all inside, they're all happy in there. So it's just an easy way now I can grab the blueberries, drag them in. Go back to my old ways of selection. Can you see because it's just inside this group, they all just come along for the right now. You can skip ahead now we're going to do a little bit. I'm gonna show you some extra tricks but if you came for the masking on a group you're satisfied you can move on. There's gonna be some cool extra tips coming. So I'm going to delete these two guys. The stories are going to kind of like fill the background part, somewhere, somewhere like that. I'm going to go to my group three Now, how would I select these guys? Color range won't work because there is little this white pith in the middle, not sure what you call that stuff, but it's the wrong color. So what we're going to do is use the quick selection tool and I'm going to kind of do a reverse selection, we're gonna use the quick selection tool. I'm gonna make my brush a bit bigger and quick selection tool be perfect for this. I hope I've already practiced. That's pretty amazing. I'm going to make it a layer mask. I'm gonna go back to my move tool. I'm going to go command C on a Mac or control C on a PC. Jump back to this original here and I'm going to paste it cool. Probably gonna resize it a little bit before I do dun dun. Right click where it says later to make sure it is a smart object. So when I shrink it down, I don't lose that lovely resolution that's in there. Turn my keyboard, Let's now do the blueberries. Okay, we've played with this one before. I'm going to show you another little color range trick in the last video was reluctant to make a like 1/5 video on color range, so I thought I'd throw it in here. Let's go to select color range and what you can do is watch this if I click on the actual blueberries and I click on plus and I add a few more to them and I try and play with fuzziness that works to a degree and it works really great when we're doing our localized colors Okay, because we just wanted these two. But when you want the whole lot often is I'm going to go to this first eyedropper, click on the background. So in this election we're gonna be selecting the background but then just inverting it. So I'm going to add the little plus, I'm gonna say a little bit of you in there. It's going to work for me. Perfect. Let's click OK. If I mask it now though it's the wrong way around, I'm gonna undo and just go to select inverse. Now I'm going to add my layer mask. There's a few little holes in it from the white parts. We'll learn another little trick in a minute quarter channel mask which will really fix this one up. But for the moment we're using the tools that we've got. That's one worth mentioning copy it back to the beginning here, paste it, shrink it down a bit. Here we go. Blueberry goodness. You can see here some of the centers are showing through to the orange so I might just grab the mask, grab my brush tool, shrink it down and paint it with white just to fill in these guys nice and easy little drops. Mhm. Alright, so that should be the end of this one. What I want to do though is I really want to add some shadows to it and when I was practicing I guess I want to show you the trouble I ran into. You can skip ahead Now there's not anything to do with Masking left. I just want to show you that shadows to it. A little bonus chapter. So what I normally do and we did this quite a bit in the essentials courses, I just grab this layer, I duplicated by dragging onto this like new layer icon here, drag it to the top, come on and there. Double click in here. I'm gonna call it shadow name. At least two of my six layers I. D. Saturated by going command shift you on a mac or control shift you on a pc. Or here's the long way under image adjustments, hue, saturation gets a curious sort of the color, otherwise it looks weird when you start using blending modes, right kind of colors everything. So if I do say to read it first normally what I can do is just go multiply and often networks cast the shadows on the background but because the photographer of this banana kind of spend a long time lighting it and making it look great with no real strong shadows, I'm missing them from what I need it for. So I'm gonna have to kind of accentuate what I really want. Is this line through the middle, I feel like that gives the banana, it's banana characteristics plus these little end pieces. But I also want some kind of shading around the outside to give it some volume And I'll show you the tricks that I used to do that. So I've decelerated the layer. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna use the burn tool, remember the burn tool, makes things darker, you're gonna have to play around with the range of the top here. I'm gonna play with shadows, exposures 100%. You have to play around with these settings depending on what you're working on. But I'm gonna brush slides here. I'm just can you see if I'm working with shadows? Just going to accentuate those shadows. I want really bring that out and do the same with that, I want that to be nice and strong, that's already probably fine. I won't do him any more. Of course, that's a strong line here, I wanna do the same for the edges. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to just make the brush bigger. Maybe you lower the opacity a little bit or the exposure in this case the mid tones is what I wanted to do and you can kind of see what I'm doing, I'm just trying to like give it some volume around the outside was clicking and dragging slowly, maybe a slightly smaller button just to give it some depth. I'm not spending too long. Alright, so now we've got some kind of strong colors. I want to get rid of the mid tones. I just want these black bits left. So the easiest way to get rid of mid tones is to use levels with this layer selected, I'm going to use, it doesn't really matter if you use adjustments or the other one, I'm gonna use adjustment layers because we are being super professional, I'm going to make sure the levels only affect the layer underneath, so levels only affect the shadow by clicking that button there and I'm just gonna work with this not to make it look better but to try and get rid of that kind of mid tone grace, you can see just yanking up, there's a white slider here playing with the gray slider. Darken this up. So this is what I'm trying to do right, just add shadows. Cool. Now I'm going to click on my shadow layer and then just work with the lamb modes and figure out which one's gonna work. It's gonna multiply as often as you can see it there. Multiply is quite good. I'm gonna work my way through and if you are like me and you hate doing this for good though, you know, going through the mall and going man, this just takes forever, you just don't Right, so the shortcut for cycling through these Okay, it's a cool little shortcut. You have to be on your move tool though for some reason that only works when you're on your selection tool. Sorry, the move tool and you hold down the shift key on your keyboard and tap plus plus again plus again case holding down shift tapping plus that's Mac and pc just cycles through them. Super useful, helpful tool. Now I'm actually looking so multiple is good, linear burn is okay. Should really have checked this before you watched. Let's turn it on and off. Can you see what I mean? I want to kind of add that little bit of realism in there. Alright, one last thing before I go, I just noticed that this kind of spilling over here so I'm gonna click on my layer mask and because they're all in the same group, ties it back nicely. Nice work. Then we're gonna layer mask, make sure black is my foreground color. I'm gonna make the brush size nice and big and fluffy. I'm just going to kind of ease it in there. There you go. Bit of reflection. Alright, so thanks for hanging around for the bonus shadow section. We had a really simple thing at the beginning there just just putting a mask on an actual layer group and then throwing everything inside of it. All right, That is it. Let's get into the next video tutorial.

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Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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