In Part 1 of this tutorial, we created a very simple non-destructive vignette.
Vignettes are a very popular way to highlight the subject of a photograph.
I always suggest using pictures of people on every brochure, flier and web site my clients have, regardless of their products.
By combining pinpoint control over transparency with an easy way to fix mistakes, Photoshop’s layer masks are the perfect tool for blending two or more photographs together.
Shadows are a part of everyday life and, it sometimes seems, a part of most images we see in print or on the Web.
When preparing a tutorial, a screenshot for a book or magazine article, or an illustration for a technical document, it’s not uncommon to identify a critical area with a circle or a square.
Sometimes a drop shadow needs to fall on only part of the layer or layers below.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Duplicate one layer’s layer mask on another layer. It is easy but only if you know the technique. A layer mask is a channel that determines the visibility of the…