7. Working with Masks

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

Create a mask using the Pen tool.

Change a mask’s mode.

Edit a mask shape by controlling vertices and direction handles.

Feather a mask edge.

Replace the contents of a mask shape.

Adjust the position of a layer in 3D space to blend it with the rest of a shot.

Create a reflection effect.

Modify a mask using the Mask Feather tool.

Create a vignette.


This lesson will take approximately an hour to complete. Download the Lesson07 project files from the Lesson & Update Files tab on your Account page at www.peachpit.com, if you haven’t already ...

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