Masking in Photoshop

Masking in Photoshop

Masking in Photoshop is one of the most essential features in all of Photoshop. Here, we’ll discuss about The Various Types of Masks in Photoshop.

What Is Masking?
Masking is a way of making parts of a layer invisible. But the beauty of masking is that it is non-destructive – meaning, we can make something invisible but still be able to make it visible again at any time.

1.Layer Mask
A layer mask is something that you apply to a given layer to control the transparency of that layer. Layer masks use only white, black, and all the shades of gray in between, to control the transparency of a layer. White in a layer mask means 100% visible. Black in a layer mask means 100% transparent. And gray in a layer mask means some level of transparency depending on how light or dark the shade of gray is.

2.Quick Mask
One of the easiest and quickest way of masking in photoshop is quick mask. To apply quick mask, click on the quick mask button in the toolbox,Select brush and paint over the area which you want to select. As you are in quick mask mode so wherever you brush, the area will be highlighted with red color.

After that just disable the Quick Mask Tool. Once you disable the Quick Mask Tool, the painted area would automatically turn into a selection.

3.Vector Mask
A vector mask limits the visible parts of the layer through a vector clipping path. Unlike traditional pixel-based layer masks, which can be soft, blurred or partially transparent, vector masks always define a fully opaque visible area bounded by a hard edge. Vector-based shapes produce clean, smooth, and well-defined edges that are never jagged. And you can size and transform vector shapes without ever degrading the appearance of the element. Masking in Photoshop is one of the most essential features in all of Photoshop.
To add a vector mask to layer,
follow these steps:
1.Select the layer in the Layers panel and choose Layer→Vector Mask→Reveal All or Hide All.Remember that you can’t add a vector mask to a background layer.
2.Choose Window→Paths. In the Paths panel, select the Vector Mask layer.
3.Select the Pen tool or grab any of the Shape tools.
4.On the vector mask, create the desired shape for your vector mask.

4.Clipping Mask
A clipping mask lets you use the content of a layer to mask the layers above it. The masking is determined by the content of the bottom or base layer. The non-transparent content of the base layer clips (reveals), the content of the layers above it in the clipping mask. All other content in the clipped layers is masked out. Masking in Photoshop is one of the most essential features in all of Photoshop.

To Create a clipping mask

1. Arrange the layers in the Layers panel so that the base layer with the mask is below the layers that you want to mask.

2.Press “Ctrl+Alt+G” Shortkey from keyboard for apply clipping mask

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Color Theory

Dear All When we Search “What are Primary Colors?” over internet the two images given bellow

There is a confusion between two images. Today in this article you will know that which is right or not ?

Actually colors uses in terms of Drawing and in terms of Photography.
Here the two types of primary Colors :

1 : Artistic Colors
2 : Technical Colors

ARTISTIC COLOR WHEEL
This color wheel tells us that which are use to produce other colors in actual world or by artistic while painting

Artistic Primary Colors
so here are some basic color which are use to create more color are known as primary color
which are RED ,YELLOW and BLUE

Technical Primary Colors
This color wheel tells us that which are use to produce other colors in digital devices.

Here the PRIMARY COLORS in terms of Technical are
RED ,GREEN and BLUE

I hope Your confusion is far away from your mind. So enjoy article

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PS Vs AI

PS Vs AI

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator both are very popular Applications. Everyone has their own opinion between these two Artistic Designer software’s. Usage between people is that Illustrator is mainly used by designers and Photoshop is mainly used by artists. Sometimes it’s best to use illustrator and Photoshop together. One is definitely not better than the other, they are just different. Understanding the basic differences between Photoshop and Illustrator will help you make the decision about which software is best for your requirement. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator both are very popular Applications.

1. Photoshop creates bitmap or raster graphics. These graphics may look jagged, since raster images are made of individual color squares known as pixels. Everything in Photoshop is just a series of pixels. So if you are scaling something up or down, it could lose its quality very quickly. Photoshop is a popular choice for web graphics, photo editing and designs, since those projects will stay at its fixed size.Illustrator is vector based software. Illustrator is often used to create logo graphic or anything that needs to be printed or displayed in different sizes. Let’s say you created a logo that you want to print and display it in a huge hoarding board, you can scale it however you want without losing its quality. If you zoom in even 1000% everything will be sharp and clear in illustrator whereas if you zoom in about more then 300-500% it can get very blurry and messy.

  1. Illustrator is an object based editing tool. The objects are made of path. In illustrator you have stacks of objects with a bunch of attributes attached to it. These objects may be a circle, square, rectangle, lines or custom shapes. Let’s say you draw a circle. It is a path based object. You can fill it or attach a stoke to that object. You can attach any number of effects to that object. You can scale it up, you can scale it down however and you won’t lose any detail of the object. Whereas in Photoshop you are always selecting chunks of pixels. And even in Photoshop when it comes to vector graphic creation, you are actually creating a path which is filling itself with a bunch of pixels. It still isn’t true vector artwork. Even with Photoshop’s vector capabilities you are not getting the same true vector object editing effect like illustrator. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator both are very popular Applications

2.Illustrator allows you to create multiple art boards or canvas. In Photoshop you can use only a single canvas. If you want to create multiple canvases then you have to create a new document.

3.Selection is a little bit different between these two. In illustrator the object itself is the selection whereas in Photoshop the selection is an area.

4.Layers in illustrator can have multiple objects. You can create as many graphics as a multiple objects in a single layer. In Photoshop the layers will contain a single object.Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator both are very popular Applications

Conclusion: If your project consists of logo or texts then definitely go for illustrator since it a vector based application. And if you are working with photographs, then definitely it’s a clear call for Photoshop. To retouch a photo you are pushing pixels. You are working with adjustment layers, color channels, healing, cloning, applying filter effects etc. Also for digital painting, Photoshop is the one. You have the brush tool to mix up pixels and blend it while painting on a canvas. You are not constrained by the hard edge of path based vector objects like Illustrator.
By the end of the day, it’s just a matter of personal preference. It’s up to you to decide which one works better for you.

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Difference Between Special VFX and Visual Effect

Difference Between Special VFX and Visual Effect

In Special VFX and Visual Effect there are 3 stages to film-making: Pre-production, Production and Post-production.

Many filmmakers are in a perpetual pre-production stage. Pre-production is the stage where you try and convince everyone that your film (Make a 3D Animation Movie) is about to start shooting. It’s the nerve wracking stage where you wait for financial commitments to materialize in your bank, and for cast and crew to agree that they will definitely turn up.

During production everything happens at once. The actors, lights, camera, props, schedule, film stock, egos, temper tantrums, and all the rest. Production, although typically presented as being fun and joyous.

Post-production, somehow, is the part of the process that intimidates people most. Remember, it is not difficult. Production is massively difficult. Post-production is not, as long as you take it step by step. Your first phone call will probably be to your cinematographer who, although he/she hates you, will be able to introduce you to several good editors.

There are mainly two types of effects uses in post production.

Special effects(sfx) are practical (props, make-up, animatronics, pyrotechnical, etc.), made on set during production.

VFX are digital, made on a computer in post production.
Many people think that Special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) are the same thing but when you look into it you can see that it is not.

SFX is when things are recorded on scene but VFX are done in the computer. It varies from one film to another weather the filmmakers use SFX or VFX. It often depends on the budget that the movie gets.In Special VFX and Visual Effect there are 3 stages to film-making:Pre-production, Production and Post-production.

Here is image bellow of example of SFX.

Here is image bellow of example of VFX.

Often explosions in movies are computer edited but if the movie is expensive and has a high budget, the filmmakers use real explosions if it is possible, that was the case in Batman: The Dark Knight, where a hospital was blown to pieces. SFX cost significantly more than VFX though the programs for VFX can be very expensive. It is not always possible to blow up buildings because they are in the middle of cities.

Batman: The Dark Knight

In some movies or disaster movies like they are called famous buildings are blown up and of course that has to be computer edited. A good example of this is in the movie clover field were the statue of liberty in New York is destroyed. SFX don´t always stand alone, sometimes SFX are used to make something very realistic under and then VFX are used emphasize things that SFX can’t do, that’s an example were VFX and SFX are used together.

In Special VFX and Visual Effect there are 3 stages to film-making: Pre-production, Production and Post-production.

Clover field

Good example of this is when the octopus in Pirates of the Caribbean grabs a pirate with his tentacles; if you look at the unedited version you see that a rope grabs the pirate and when it is edited the rope looks like a tentacle.

SFX are not only explosions though they are a popular example, they are often connected to stunts and other scenes that effect the environment. Because when for example a car blows up it is destroyed in real life but when a car explosion is edited the car is obviously ok in real life.

“Blood pockets” are a SFX, the blood pockets are put into peoples clothes, so when people get shot in movies the blood pocket explodes so it looks like a real shooting and then you don´t have to computer edit the blood.

To simplify SFX are all scenes that are recorded on set and it is not necessary to computer edit them at all. But VFX are scenes that are necessary to record on set and then computer edit.

 

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