Manip Academy #11: Clarifying Clipping Masks by marphilhearts, journal
Manip Academy #11: Clarifying Clipping Masks
As a newbie to Photoshop, if you would just mention the word “mask,” my eyes would glaze over, and my mind would become this muddled mass of confusion. But as time has passed, I’ve learned to use a variety of the masks in Photoshop, and they are very helpful. However, my favorite is the Clipping Mask.
First, let me explain how a clipping mask works. If you have a manipulation with several layers of cutout stock, but you want to make some sort of change to only one of these cutouts or pngs, without a clipping mask it’s extremely tedious. You pretty much have to either make permanent changes, or work in a separate file.
Shattered Fairytale-- Lighting Tutorial by FrostAlexis, journal
Shattered Fairytale-- Lighting Tutorial
Alright! Who's ready to create super awesome super easy lighting and glow effects!?
The most important thing to remember with lighting and glowing is that it only works in the dark.
To quote Canadian artist Ed Martinyuk, you need "light to show dark, and dark to show light" ^^
Also I have found that color contrast always helps to define just where the light gathers. Blue and pink is one of
my combinations, which I will use in this artwork, but you can see some of the other combos I use in my art below.
What you'll need:
(1)Photoshop (Or some other image manipulation program)
(2)Stock 7 listed below (Or a similar light stock/brush)