In today's session we will learn layer mask, where and how it is used?.
Layer mask in layer, now what is the use of layer mask?
If you want to merge two different images then layer mask is used,
Like if in someone’s image that includes the face, and you wish to replace the face with someone else’s image, then also layer mask is used.
For example, here is my image as you can see the sky is totally empty and i want to fill this with clouds then we will use layer mask.
I will show you,
This is a image which is filled with clouds, i want same thing over there
What we will do is, select this much portion, after selecting, control C, copy
And in this image, control V, paste,
Release the background layer,
Decrease the opacity of layer one because decreasing opacity will allow the backside image to get visible and you will get to know exactly where to set the image.
Now with move tool, we are setting this clouds image in this way,
I want this portion in this way.
In the place to empty clouds
Now, set opacity to 100 percentage,
Now drag this layer one to downside,
Image of which you want to add the the effect on the image, will always stay below.
Selected Layer zero, in layer > layer mask > reveal all.
After that, see here your foreground colour is black and background colour is white
In this way this should stay.
If we keep foreground colour white and background colour black then thing that you deleted, that you want back, then keep the foreground colour white, and background colour black.
Lets, select brush tool from here,
After selecting brush tool, start rubbing here
As you will rubb, image of clouds that we have kept at the backside will start appearing.
hope you are able to understand me!
Lets increase it little bit in this way and zoom it little bit
In this way you can **?
After making it small, remove rest of the portion.
See by mistake extra part is deleted here in the image,
From here we will do white colour and start rubbing again so the part which is deleted that will come again.
hope you are able to understand me!
see your sky is totally filled with clouds.
now, we will learn vector mask
in layer, we can use vector mask only with vector objects.
as for example, vector objects given here I'll take one object from it suppose rectangular tool, let's draw rectangle from here, you have to remember one thing in the rectangle that for this, to have path is mandatory, we have drawn path for rectangle,
I will go in layer > vector mask > current path
see your image has been fit into the area that you have drawn.
you can move it with the help of move tool and if you wish to move the path, then you have to use path selection tool.
previously, we learnt group from layer here you are given group layer
same thing control G in group from layer,
select two layers and add directly to the group
same thing will happen with control G.
if you have created a group of two layers and you wish to ungroup that you can do it from here. if you want to hide any layer you can hide in this way that we usually do.
now comes arrange, in arrange you can move up or down any layer
as it is written here bring to front.
I have selected layer two here
layer 2 which has blue colour object,
layer 3 has green object and,
layer 3 copy which has a pink object,
Go in layer> arrange> bring to front,
See this layer has come to top, have a look here if I want to take the same layer to the back, we will do from here in arrange > send backward
if we will do send backward ,then this will go only one step behind,
as you will do bring forward, it will come one step ahead,
send backward will move it one step back, bring to front will bring it forefront and to ‘send to back’ will make it go at the last,
as this layer 3 copied,
I am doing send to back from arrange,
see it has gone in the end.
so in this way we can adjust layers at different places.
after that in layer align, what is align?
I have these three different objects , keeping all three of them separately, now I have to change their alignment,
I will select all three objects , you can do alignment from Up Above here also, and in layer, you can do align in align option
very first is top edges.
all three of them will be in one line after that align vertical centre, they will be in centre align bottom they will be at bottom edges
align left edges, on left edges
align centre at the centre,
align right edges all on the right edges.
distribute top edges,
applying distribute top edges, all will be in alignment of top edges.
After that, distribute horizontal centre.
normally, distribute is used to set the spacing between different object in this way we can set the spacing.
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Layer masking is a reversible method of concealing a portion of a layer. This gives you more editing options than wiping or deleting a portion of a layer permanently. Layer masking can be used to create image composites, chop off elements for use in other documents, and restrict alterations to a portion of a layer.
If a layer doesn't have a mask, click the Add Layer Mask icon to add one. A Vector mask can be added by clicking the Add Layer Mask icon again. Alternatively, Command -click (Mac) | Control -click (Windows) the Add Layer Mask icon to add a Vector mask without first adding a Layer mask.
Clipping masks can be used to obscure parts of an image, however they require numerous layers to generate, whereas layer masks simply require one. A clipping mask is a shape that conceals other artwork while revealing only the contents of the shape.
Layer masks (rather than vector masks) are often better for photographic images because the forms in photographic images aren't as smooth and accurate as vector shapes. As a result, a little extra flexibility is frequently required.
Pixel Masks, Vector Masks, Quick Masks, Clipping Masks, and Clipping Paths are the five masking methods available in Photoshop. They all establish pixel opacities without changing the original data.