Creating selections and masks in Photoshop is a crucial part of any advanced editing workflow. Learn all there is to know about it with this video by Stefan Kohler.
Kohler is the CEO of RAWexchange, a place to learn all about Photoshop and compositing. The content offered on the platform is top notch, and sometimes a few tutorials are available for free. It’s the case with the one above that goes into depth about selections, masks, and how to use channels.
Creating a simple mask with the selection tools is a very basic task than anyone can easily perform, even beginners. But going further and using channels, as well as editing the image to get the most out of channels is another story, and can be a bit more complicated. At least until you learn and understand how you can use it to your advantage. Once you’ve apprehended the concepts behind it, you’ll discover a whole new world of possibilities and wonder why you didn’t think about it earlier.
The above video is a must-watch for any serious retoucher and photographer who wants to learn more about selections and masks to improve their workflow. I discovered a few techniques here and there while watching that I know will make my life easier in the future, so be sure to watch until the end.