Today’s image demonstrates what happens when you screw around with an image too much. I was trying to get rid of the people in the background but give a hint of people “in the stands”. The fact that it didn’t work out well doesn’t subtract from the point of today’s discussion. Typically when I do something like today’s image the mask is one big thing with all the elements selected. The ball, the batter and the catcher picked out as one Alpha Channel. Today’s image has four separate Alpha Channels. In this case, an Alpha Channel is a Saved Selection. The Selection process is not important. Make your Selections any way you’re comfortable with. If you’re reading this and using Adobe Photoshop Elements, keep reading. PSE has the ability to save Alpha Channels. The big difference between Adobe Photoshop whatever and PSE is the fact that PS gives you access to the Alpha Channels and PSE doesn’t. The question would be: “do you really need to have that access?” Hit the “Read More” to find my thoughts on the subject.
The Art of the Group
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