Image masking is one of useful techniques of graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It is a process of hiding a certain part of an image and a certain part of highlighting according to the demand of photo users. This process is not a destructive one in editing mode. Based on your requirement, it enables you to change the adjustment and use it later if needed. In an instant response to your perspective, the efficient, effective and creative way to use the images in a manipulation service is for better output. Tools that perform a necessary role in need of Photoshop.
As the Adobe Photoshop is dominating over the entire photo editing software, hence, you can come in a final decision to use this one. So, according to the Photoshop tool menu, there are three types of image masking tools available.
► Layer Mask: The layer mask is much-sounded issue of Photoshop that hides or reveals a particular area of an image by changing the opacity level centering the selected sections of an image. If we want to change a required portion of image, the layer panel opacity tool is used to a high or a low that changes the effect of the selected area of image. Basically using the layer mask we can change the visibility of the image set on the layer panel. We can change the state of visibility using the opacity level high or low. If it is painted a black on the mask, you will get the layer totally transparent meaning that the layer will be shown on from beneath and transparent. On the other hand, if we use grayscale color based on % of gray color rate, it will be partially transparent in the process of masking tool brush. The softer the brush the smoother the edge transformation.
► Clipping mask: The using of the clipping mask one layer to confirm the visibility or transparency of another layer. This is generally we use a layer at the bottom of the layer we want it transparency in view. The bottom layer is the main point of visibility of the layer above. Though this is a difficult for beginner, our team is accused to handling this types of layer function days after days in well-done. In this situation, we use black paint on the mask to get the pixels of the working layer invisible. But by using the clipping mask, we are doing the same things otherwise or opposite. The front layer will be visible if the bottom layer is with some pixels in some areas. On the contrary to, if the bottom layer is not with pixels, the top layer will be invisible. This is that what you call Clipping mask.
► Alpha channel mask: In the process of cutting out operation of an image in different attributes like removing a background. So, in this case, different types of methods are applied to do so. And hence, this is common the different types of images require different types of approaches. But Alpha channel masking is a bit different and complex way for masking for a raw hand. Discussed above two masking is not so difficult but simpler than this one. The brush strokes almost go to have a stroke when we touch the hairy and fuzzy objects to select it meticulously, time-consuming and difficult to come in a solution if not an expert as a whole. Background with the strong contrast comes tamed easy under the method of Alpha Channel Masking.
The channel plate on which we can compare the channel contrast to mask an image. If found a blue channel, we need then a duplicate copy of channel and apply the increased contrast level. If needed, we can go through painting the inner portion of blue channel with the color black to turn it totally into black. Then to inverse it from white to black or black to white layer. Next is to copy the channel and paste for a new one. Dodge and burn tools are used to have more contrast the edge portion. This is not a detailed, but in short on Alpha masking that our expert designer team does for you.
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