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The Mask

Creative Layer Masking in ON1 Photo

Skill-level: Intermediate/Advanced

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  • A Masterclass Tutorial on Masking in ON1 Photo

    This in-depth eBook and video tutorial goes deep into masking in ON1 Photo 10. Nicole starts out by explaining how layers, blending, and masking work, shows how to use the different tools inside of ON1 Photo 10, and then demonstrates these techniques with in-depth step-by-step tutorials.

    Learn how to do sky and background replacements, tricky hair removal, and also change colors of items in your image, such as hair and clothing. Then, jump into the creative side of masking to make beautiful works of art with double exposures and composites. Plus, each section in the eBook is demonstrated in-depth as a video tutorial, so you can follow along in whichever way works best for your style of learning!

    Here's what you get with your purchase:

    eBook: A step-by-step guide to masking in ON1 Photo 10.

    Video Tutorials: Four hours (04:00:27) of detailed video demonstrating the start-to-finish post-processing of the step-by-step lessons in the eBook. Videos may be streamed online or downloaded to a personal computer.

    Practice Image Files & Presets: Follow along on your own computer using the full-resolution photographs shown in the tutorials in both the eBook and videos. Plus, a set of presets is included with your downloads to quickly apply the settings demonstrated.

    Please note: This item is delivered digitally as a download and is not a physical product.

  • eBook:

    Number of Pages: 255

    Format: PDF (Horizontal)

    File Size: 167.8 MB

    Published: 2016

    ISBN-13: 978-0-9893876-9-9

    ISBN-10: 0-9893876-9-0

      Video Tutorials:

      Description:Detailed step-by-step video instruction showing each tutorial in the eBook.

      Format: Video (.mp4 files), HD 1080p video; includes  close-captioning (CC) 

      Length:04:00:27

      File Size: 1.34 GB (at 1080p resolution)

      Practice Files & Presets:

      Practice Image Files: 21 high-resolution files

      Presets: 13 Presets for ON1 Effects & Enhance

      Total File Size: 731.9 MB

    • Table of Contents

      eBook: PDF • 255 pages • 167.8 MB
      Video Tutorials: HD 1080p video (.mp4) • 4 hrs 00 min 27 sec • 2.29 GB

      Chapter 1: Introduction to Masking

      What is a Mask?
      Description: An introduction to layers, masks, and blending modes.
      Video: "Intro to Masking" (00:05:35)

      Choosing Images for Layer Masking
      Description: A guideline for choosing or creating images to use in layer masking.

      Bring it All Together
      Description: Tips on how to "unify" your overall image after masking to add realism to the photograph.

      Masking in ON1 Photo 10 
      Description: Details on file settings, working from Lightroom, ON1 Browse, and also how to implement Photoshop with ON1 to perfect your masks.
      Videos: "Opening Images from Browse" (00:06:07), "Opening Images from Lightroom" (00:01:49), "ON1 Layers and Photoshop" (00:03:43), "Smart Layers" (00:03:00)

      The ON1 Masking Tools
      Description: Detailed descriptions of each masking tool in ON1 Photo.
      Video: "The ON1 Photo Masking Tools" (00:09:05)

      Recommended Keyboard Shortcuts 
      Description: A list of all keyboard shortcuts I use and recommend in ON1 Photo.

      Chapter 2: Skies & Backgrounds

      Picture-in-Picture
      Description: A step-by-step guide to replacing a background image, as well as the photo inside of a printed photograph, and replacing them with new images.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:20:38
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Quick Mask (Box tool) to remove background
      — Line Mask tool to remove the interior part of the picture
      — Blur and Chisel tools to clean up edges and blend them better with the background
      — Perfect Brush to do general cleanup of the mask

      Lofoten Islands 
      Description: Learn how to swap out a sky and add a new reflection in the water in this tutorial.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:21:32
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Quick Mask brush to remove sky
      — Brush and Perfect Brush to clean up edges
      — Chisel tool to clean up halo around the edge of the mountain
      — Transform tool to resize the background used in the water’s reflection
      — Blending modes

      Chapter 3: Color & Tone

      Changing Shirt Color
      Description: Learn how to change the color of a shirt (or anything at all!) using ON1 Layers.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:15:33
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Adding a color fill layer to change the color of an object
      — Masking with the Brush tool
      — Using the eyedropper to sample a color from the image

      Fixing Hair Color
      Description: Use color fill layers, blending modes, and masking to fix dark roots of a woman's hair.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:09:00
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Adding a color fill layer to match color of an area
      — Masking with the Brush tool
      — Blending a mask with the Brush tool at a reduced opacity
      — Using the eyedropper to sample a color from the image
      — Using a color fill layer to darken and brighten an area

      Enhancing Color & Tone in Layers
      Description: Use color fill layers, blending modes, and masking to edit a photo in ON1 Layers.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:09:09
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Adding a color fill layer to enhance the color and contrast of an area
      — Masking with the Masking Bug
      — Creating a vignette manually

      Chapter 4: Masking Hair

      Little Painter
      Description: This in-depth tutorial shows the process of masking hair and replacing the background.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:40:01
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Masking with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Using the Chisel tool to clean up edges
      — Using the Blur tool to soften the edge of a mask
      — Adding a background from the Extras panel
      — Transforming the background to match the masked image

      Sisters in New York
      Description: Swap out the background of this photo of my two nieces and put them in a city park in New York. Involves masking of hair.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:25:03
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Box tool
      — Basic masking with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Cleaning up edges with the Chisel Tool
      — Refine Brush and Color Decontamination
      — Transform and Crop tools

      Chapter 5: Double Exposures

      Forest Beauty
      Description: Create a creative double-exposure (and the cover image of this eBook!) using two photographs.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:14:57
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Box tool
      — Refine Brush and Color Decontamination
      — Masking with the Line Mask tool
      — Blurring edges with the Blur tool
      — Creative blending with Blending Modes

      Cambodian Monk
      Description: Give a photo of a monk I took on vacation a beautiful double-exposure effect with an image of a temple in Cambodia.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:17:58
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Box tool
      — Basic masking with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Cleaning up edges with the Chisel Tool
      — Masking out a sky for double exposure blending
      — Using Blending Modes to creatively blend images together

      The Alien
      Description: Give a photo of an alien a starry double-exposure look with a black background.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:11:14
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Box tool
      — Basic mask refinement with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Cleaning up edges with the Chisel tool
      — Using Blending Modes to creatively blend images together

      Chapter 6: Creative Composites

      The Zombie
      Description: Remove the background of a photo of a zombie and place it in a brand-new environment.
      Video Tutorial length: 00:15:00
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Box tool
      — Basic mask refinement with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Cleaning up edges with the Chisel tool
      — Blurring edges with the Blur tool
      — Adding a new blurry background
      — Transforming and resize a masked layer

      Little Singer
      Description: Use masking and blending modes to create a graphical composite with different elements (photograph, texture, and illustration).
      Video Tutorial length: 00:11:03
      • Techniques demonstrated in this tutorial:
      — Creating a mask with the Quick Mask tool
      — Basic mask refinement with the Brush and Perfect Brush
      — Cleaning up edges with the Chisel tool
      — Blurring edges with the Blur tool
      — Creatively blending images together
      — Using the Masking Bug to add a gradient

    • What version of ON1 Photo does this work with?

      This eBook and training was created in ON1 Photo 10, however it will also work for those of you who use the previous version, Perfect Photo Suite 9. If using version 9, the software may look different between the two versions, however the tools and processes will be nearly identical.

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