Image Masking

What is Image masking in Photoshop?

Masking in Photoshop is one of the photo editing techniques used to separate an object from its original background, such as a clipping path. Usually cropping is used to cut out images with sharp and crisp edges, while Photoshop’s masking technique is used to separate images with thin edges, such as hair, fur, leaves, or fibers. How do I apply image masking? There are several ways to complete masking in Photoshop. The strategy varies depending on the complexity of the image. Here I will briefly describe each technique: Color Separation: This way, the background color of the image must be completely separated from the object color. Finally, designers use the Quick Select tool to select an object without damaging any part of the image. Here you need to view the image separately for each channel. Choose the channel that best reflects the difference between the subject and the background. Balance the color as before. Now press Ctrl + on the selected channel (windows) or cmd + click on the selected channel (Mac). Then grab the channel in an additional new channel layer that creates the alpha channel. The channel mask is a little more difficult to work with than the separation technology. Extract tool: The extract tool is very effective for complex hair masking. Then select the edge of the image and apply the action. Accuracy will depend on the correct parameter setting. Designers need to be very skilled and experienced to make good use of Photoshop’s auto-extraction tools. Background Eraser: This is the most popular masking tool in Photoshop. This is a very subtle trick.