Masking

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tmanley
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Postby tmanley » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:31 pm

I need a reminder on how to save a mask to paint in the black in photoshop and then return that mask to CM to finish it.

Thanks,

Tina

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Postby sjordan93436 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:31 pm

Go to CM.

Do mask, curve mask to taste.

Click on save button (It looks like file folders)

Cancel.

Add mask to layer.

Highlight mask and alt-click to make the screen white.

Paste CM mask.  Control - V works (sometimes) or is it file or edit then paste.

the key point is to save the mask in CM.  And alt clicking the photoshop layer mask and pasting. 

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Postby imported_julie » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:04 am

Hi Tina
I use a cheat sheet blue tacked to the side of my screen
It helps in both photoshop and curvemeister as you learn things
It not the most elegant of solutions but its right there when you need it

Julie

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Postby tmanley » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:52 pm

Thanks!!

Tina

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Postby imported_julie » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:27 am

Hi
I have just learnt how to do this and I'm having problems
If I do this process but invert the mask using the 'invert' command in the mask menu things don't work properly
It looks like it might be pasting the un-inverted mask
Its certainly not pasting the mask I made

Is anyone else coming across this problem?
Any suggestions?

Julie

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Postby imported_ganna » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:00 am

Julie, just invert the mask in PS after pasting it in

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Postby imported_julie » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:49 am

Thanks for the quick reply.
How do I do that???
Julie

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Postby imported_ganna » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:33 am

Julie, I have to check, but off hand I think its ctrl+I with the mask selected.

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Postby ggroess » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:42 pm

With the mask selected Ctrl-I will invert the mask.

Greg

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Postby sjordan93436 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:04 pm

A help suggestion.  Every once and a while go over shortcuts.  PS and CM use keyboard shortcuts.  It is hard to absorb all at once and later your usage changes. 

I re-read my documentation at least once a year on my cameras and essential software. 


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