Creative Effects Challenge No. 83 - Inverted Layer Mask Sept 22, 2018 20:05:16 GMT hmca, ritage, and 4 more like this
Post by BillieJean on Sept 22, 2018 20:05:16 GMT
Using an Inverted Layer Mask.
I am making a card front for this challenge but feel free to interpret this tutorial in your own way.
Items you will require:
Powder Explosion Brushes.
See links below for the brush sets I have used in this project but of course feel free to use whatever brushes you prefer.
Let’s get started.
1. For a card front open a document 6x4.
2. Open the photo you wish to use and bring it into your document. In my case I covered the whole doc; with the photo.
3. Add a layer mask to your photo layer and invert it by using the key combo Ctrl/Cmd+I
4. Your photo will seem to have disappeared but of course it’s just hidden by the layer mask.
5. Add a new blank layer and using the marquee tool draw out a rectangle about a half inch in from the edge of the page. SEE EXAMPLE 1.
6. With the rectangle still selected go to Edit>Stroke Outline Selection and choose a stroke of 5 pixels, colour Black.
7. The rectangle you have just created becomes the bounding box or frame for your design.
8. Set your foreground colour to white and select the black layer mask.
9. Choose a flower brush, size it and change its orientation to suit what you want to do. Stamp your brush into the corners of the rectangular box. SEE EXAMPLE 2. (If you don’t see anything happening on your page remember you have to change your foreground colour to white before brushing.)
10. Now choose your powder explosion brushes and stamp in the centre of your page to allow your photo to show through. Try and choose brushes which have soft edges to give a nice end result. Don’t fill the whole page but leave some white space for appearance. SEE EXAMPLE 3.
11. You could just add some text here and finish…OR…
12. You could add a texture layer at the top of the layer stack and run through the blend modes till you find something you like. I added Sydney’s Utopia texture and used the Colour Blend Mode. Thank you Sydney. SEE EXAMPLE 4.
Credit - Image from Unsplash
My finished card front.