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Masking And Extraction Master Class

Complete Training for masks and extraction in Photoshop!

This course will take you through ALL the methods of masking and extraction, from marque, lasso, magic wand, quickmasks, layer masks and even more.

This 3 hour in-depth course will teach you everything you need to know to make detailed selections for compositing or color correction. You will even learn a custom made method of selection that uses blending modes. If you want to know how to use masks and select things in high detail, this course is your answer!

This course includes 5 RAW files, 26 royalty free stock photos, and all the PSDs to follow along.

Details & Requirements

Length: 3 Hours 11 Minutes

Experience Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tags: In-Depth Photoshop

Required Software: Adobe Photoshop

Read these instructions to get started with the course: Read Me 1st on Training

Read these instructions for help on installing presets: Read Me 1st on Presets


30m 57s

Lesson 1: Sharp outlines with the Pen Tool

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the pen tool to make precise paths that make sharp extractions.

8m 16s

Lesson 2: Mask Basics

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of masks, how to create a layer mask, both bitmap and vector as well as some rudimentary selection tools. You will also be introduced to the quick mask mode.

14m 9s

Lesson 3: Basic Selection Tools

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the magic wand tool, add/subtrack/intersect selections and a quick overview of the quickmask mode.

16m 34s

Lesson 4: Refine Edge & Matting

In this lesson, you will learn how to turn a rough selection into a detailed outline (of hair) and how to remove white or black matting.

29m 10s

Lesson 5: Quickmasks

In this lesson, you will learn how to master Quickmasks, creating selections using the brush and painting tools to get very accurate selections.

23m 41s

Lesson 6: Selection by color

In this lesson, you will learn how to make selections based on colors. 3 different methods of selection by color that are useful in various cases. You will also learn how to use the focus selection.

33m 24s

Lesson 7: Advanced Extraction

In this lesson, you combine all the above methods and then use a technique I created to extraction that uses layer blending. Advanced, but very high-end results.

34m 51s

Lesson 8: Composites

In this lesson, we take 3 of the photos we outlined and make composites. Sine they are already outlined, the composites get done very quickly!

Source Files

Contains 5 of my RAW photos (5 projects) to follow along with the videos.

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