Assignment 12 - Surrealism and masking in photoshop Due April 30 late work accepted until May 6

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Assignment 12 - Surrealism and masking in photoshop Due April 30 late work accepted until May 6

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:24 pm

Background on masking: There's a good tutorial here using the tree image I've been using in class: http://www.phong.com/tutorials/mask.tree/
You can experiment with that for some techniques on creating masks.



Assignment: Create an image in a surrealist style, using masking in at least one portion of your image to combine elements. The layer that is masked must have a complex shape like the tree above, or hair, or something with tentacles. A masked circle from an apple, for example, is not complex enough to demonstrate skill for this project.

You will submit the finished image, plus a screen shot of your layer palette showing the layer with the mask.

To create a screen shot, hit ctrl+print screen. This will copy the image to your computer's clip board. You can paste that into a new photoshop file, crop it down, and save it as a jpg.


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Alternate ideas for creating/using a mask

Post  Admin on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:37 am

Still using the tree photo, I'm going to run through how to put a mask over part of an image in a way that might work well in this project.

1. Open your picture in photoshop, go to channels, and duplicate the channel with the best contrast.



2. Still in the channels palette, adjust the levels of your new channel to increase contrast.



3. Click the load selection icon at the bottom of the channels palette.


4. In the channels palette, click back on RGB to get all your color channels back. (The bottom one that you duplicated will no longer be set to visible.)


5. Return to your layer palette. Add a layer mask, using your current selection. (You can chose to show or hide the current selection - it's similar to inverting a selection.)


6. You should see a mask appear in your layer palette, and part of your image will be blocked out:


7. Apply your mask over all or part of another layer to see the effects. It should work like a window, letting you see parts of the layer below.

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Re: Assignment 12 - Surrealism and masking in photoshop Due April 30 late work accepted until May 6

Post  SpencerH on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:42 am




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Re: Assignment 12 - Surrealism and masking in photoshop Due April 30 late work accepted until May 6

Post  beccat on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:35 am



I accidentally didn't save the Photoshop file and I just saw that we were supposed to post a screen shot

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Earl Dube-Masking Photos

Post  squEARL-dube on Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:10 pm


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Earl Dube_Masking Collage

Post  squEARL-dube on Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:06 am


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Re: Assignment 12 - Surrealism and masking in photoshop Due April 30 late work accepted until May 6

Post  Ashlynm on Mon May 03, 2010 2:10 pm




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