Chapter 13. Advanced Masking

Advanced Masking

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.

 --Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I trot around the planet spreading the Photoshop gospel, I am besieged by users who really struggle when they try to isolate a complex object from its background. In almost every case, the problem is caused by using the wrong tool for the particular task or by not knowing how to properly use the right tool. Imagine giving a brain surgeon a pair of schoolroom safety scissors for his next operation. He would fling them on the floor in disdain and banish you from the operating room. Well, using advanced ...

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