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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #10. Getting that Painted-on Look

This technique lets us create the effect of a photo painted onto a canvas, and we’ll achieve this in a very flexible way that can easily be edited.

key concepts:

layer masks

Step One.
Press-and-hold the Option key (PC: Alt key) and double-click on the Background layer in the Layers palette (to unlock the layer so we can add a layer mask to it).

Step Two.
Press-and-hold the Option key (PC: Alt ...

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