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I X I
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-05-2004 12:25

I was wondering if anyone could explain the concept of masks to me in a different way. Somewhere along the way I keep getting lost and end up with things that don't seem right.....

...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)
http://ixi.dacryonic.net

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-05-2004 13:40

...What exactly is it that you don't get?

"Nothin' like a pro-stabbin' from a pro." -Weadah

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-05-2004 16:06

With a more specific questioin, we can give more specific help, but in a basic way,, masks are similar to a paper cut out that only allows you to see the underlying image(s) through the hole(s).
Unlike paper, the edges need not be sharp. By that I mean the mask can be faded into or out of, partially blurred, etc.

Does that help, or was that how it was explained before ?

sPECtre
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Belgium
Insane since: Oct 2003

posted posted 05-05-2004 18:59

I think that the term "Masks" comes from the photographic background of Photoshop.

To affect a picture that you are developping you can protect part of the picture.

Another analogy would be Stencils... imagine that you've got a black cardstock with a big hole in front of a white wall. If you spray red paint, the paint will go only where you could see the white. But now, you can have an area that is partially covered (imagine a mosquito net) and the wall would then be half white and half red, sort of pink...

The red paint is your layer, and the mask your stencil. Black hides, white reveals...

It is the simplest analogy I can think for masks.

Pierre Courtejoie

I X I
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-05-2004 21:45

OK, that helps alot. I have a better understanding now. Maybe someone could explain using masks, lighting effects, and the grayscale to make an image 3d?

I guess an example would be helpful...

If someone could explain how to do that in PS7 on a windows platform, I would greatly appreciate it

...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)
http://ixi.dacryonic.net

(Edited by I X I on 05-05-2004 22:01)

(Edited by I X I on 05-05-2004 22:02)

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-05-2004 23:53

http://www.handson.nu/

More specifically
http://www.handson.nu/HTML/lightfx.shtml

"Nothin' like a pro-stabbin' from a pro." -Weadah

theGuest
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Vancouver, BC Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-07-2004 08:39

You can have a read of this I X I: http://www.photoshopgurus.info/beginners/masks-clipgroups.shtml

Might present this subject in a new way or two for you.

sPECtre
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Belgium
Insane since: Oct 2003

posted posted 05-07-2004 18:15

Hello, Mark

Pierre Courtejoie

I X I
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-08-2004 09:22

Thanks, theGuest, I always like reading dif. perspectives of one particular subject.


...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

theGuest
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Vancouver, BC Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-10-2004 00:03

Hiya Pierre! I've been away from here for awhile... nice to come back.

You're welcome I X I. And i agree.

I X I
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 05-14-2004 16:35

if you don't understand, have someone else explain it!
lol




...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

Hells_rebelion
Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted

From:
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 06-14-2004 02:04

how much is photoshop 7 I have photoshop 6?

sib
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: lala-land
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 06-14-2004 02:30

I got the upgrade through Amazon and it was about $248.00 CD. It was the best deal I was able to find at the time.

sib

apocalyptic_rabbit
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Thunder Bay Ont. Canada
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 06-27-2004 09:06

ty guys this has been very helpfull

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 06-27-2004 11:09

weird how something I started gets posted on a month and a half after I completely forgot about it...




...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 06-28-2004 16:50

You think that`s weird ?

hehe

You haven`t been here very long, have you ?



I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 06-29-2004 10:19

nah, insane since april

but was my second thread here




...Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most (ozzy osbourne)

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