Take what you learned in the Inverted Masks tutorial and make your own Photoshop art!
- Find two large images online:
- One will form the mask (pick one with an all-light or all-dark background to make your life easier).
- One will be the background, visible through the mask (an image with lots of detail all over is best).
- Open image A and complete these steps:
- Desaturate the image.
- Run the Threshold adjustment.
- If your background on this image is all white now, go to the next step. If you background is all black, invert the image.
- View the Channels palette, the Ctrl-click on the RGB channel.
- Save the file with any name you choose (you will not turn this one in).
- Open image B, then go back to image A.
- Use a selection tool to click-and-drag the marching ants selection into image B.
- In image B, complete the following steps:
- Change the Background layer into a regular layer.
- Save the file as lastnamefirstinitial-inv-mask-art.psd.
- Add a layer mask to the layer.
- Unlink the layer mask from the layer, then move the layer mask into an interesting position.
- Paint out any unnecessary bits on the layer mask using black.
- Add a layer below this one and fill it with white.
- Save the file.