Photoshop Channels and Masks
Sunday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Channels and masks are what allow you to accomplish one of the most quintessential Photoshop tasks—merging different images in to one seamless work of art. Coming to terms with how to create great masks (alpha channels) will effect every compositing project you have. Sure, through the years, Photoshop features have evolved that attempt to automate the masking process, much of the quality still resides in the hands of the compositor.
Notorious Photoshop expert and masking master, Deke McClelland does a deep dive into the power of layer masks, the efficiency (or not) of automated selection tools, the nuances of the Refine Edge command, the unsung heroism of the Color Range command, and the overall power of bending Photoshop channel information to your will. Your layers will love you for it.