Need help with layer mask


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munkey

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Calling all pros at PP work, do u have any references to help me? I dont understand how Layer masks work at all, do i apply the blur before or after adding the layer mask to the duplicated layer? Sorry ah sound so noob. Too confusing already.

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Calling all pros at PP work, do u have any references to help me? I dont understand how Layer masks work at all, do i apply the blur before or after adding the layer mask to the duplicated layer? Sorry ah sound so noob. Too confusing already.

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You can actually add your "blur" to the layer mask itself (select it by pressing Alt+left click on the layer mask itself). There is a tutorial here about using a layer mask for HDR, the principal is the same check it out. Hope this helps! :)
 

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err say for a portraiture shot, i want to use a layer to blur the facial features, but dont wanna kanna the eyes and lips, eg only the nose.. how do i use the brush tool to paint her up? I give her a black eye instead..
 

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Orh ya cos i use alot of the healing brush and clone stamp, but sometimes to even out the shadows or bg i need to use the mask.. damn difficult. sigh :( i dont understand how come the brush that paints black can be used to paint on the face for good results.. doesnt black brush on face spoil everything? lol.
 

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:bsmilie: You paint on the mask, not on the picture itself. Need to click on the mask thumbnail (not the photo thumbnail / layer) to select it.

Have you taken a look at the link by the way?
 

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Yes I have ! I am now officially a RETOUCH PRO! Haha, any good sources for High key portraiture? need some help on that..
 

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