PEN TOOL Photoshop Tutorials 10: How to Layer Mask in Photoshop from a Path


PEN TOOL Photoshop Tutorials show how to use Photoshop’s Pen Tool. PEN TOOL FORMULA & Pen Tool Basics.

How to Layer Mask in Photoshop. In this tutorial we go from a vector based Path to a Pixel based Layer Mask to create a Transparent Background. It is also the first practical example with an actual object.

Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials – Mastering how to use Photoshop made easy. Start with advanced Pen Tool techniques for a high quality Transparent Background as either Clipping Path or Layer Mask. Learn these Pro Retouch tips for free from a professional.

The Pen Tool can be difficult at first but with this series of Simple Step by Step Tutorials and Exercise Files you’ll be able to Master a key Tool in Photoshop and branch out from that skill.

Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials are recommended for Beginners. They are the exact foundation training provided to industry professions starting out their career to become High End Retouch artists for commercial clients.

Nowhere else on YouTube or Lynda.com will you learn the actual way the Pen Tool is meant to be used with accuracy and speed, a Retouch Artists Secret. The Tutorials take you from Introduction through to Practical Application. Creating a Path, saving as a JPG with a Clipping Path or TIF with a Transparent Background as a Layer Mask.

Each tutorial includes an explanation of the process and gives you an understanding of why, in the right hands, the Pen Tool really is one of Adobe Photoshop’s most powerful tools.

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Pen Tool Photoshop Tutorials: Course Outline

10. PATH TO LAYER MASK
1. Pathing real objects: Path around real objects in the same way as the solid shapes in the previous Lessons. Where and at what scale the image will be used will determine how much or little detail is required. For a lot of detail zoom in till you see Pixels, for less detail Zoom out
2. From Path to Selection: Convert the Path to a selection by holding down CTRL/⌘ and click on the Path in the Paths Palette (See Lesson 8)
3. Converting a Selection to a Layer Mask: With a selection active mouse over to the Layers Palette and press the Add a mask button (The circle inside a rectangle)

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