6 Masks and Channels



Photography © Andrew Faulkner

Use masks to isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image. The cutout portion of a mask can be altered, but the area surrounding the cutout is protected from change. You can create a temporary mask to use once, or you can save masks for repeated use.

Lesson overview

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

  • Create a mask to remove a subject from a background.

  • Refine a mask to include complex edges.

  • Create a quick mask to make changes to a selected area.

  • Edit a mask using the Properties panel.

  • Manipulate an image using Puppet Warp.

  • Save a selection ...

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