Photoshop CC Channels and Masks

Channels are integral to how Photoshop works with color and closely tied to how layer masks work. In this course, you'll learn exactly how that works, and why it's important. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CC.
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(20)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 10, 2016
Duration
2h 2m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 10, 2016
Duration
2h 2m
Description

Have you ever wondered about the neighboring layers tab in Photoshop? That's the Channel Panel. And it is closely tied to how Photoshop works with colors, and saves selections. In this course, Photoshop CC Channels and Masks, you'll learn how to expand your knowledge of channels and layer masks in Photoshop. First, you'll discover exactly what's under the hood for Photoshop's color engine by experiencing how the program works with colors. Next, you'll take that knowledge and see how it expands to layer masks. Then, you'll see several techniques on using channels and layer masks together along with some valuable tips and tricks. Finally, there's an exploration of both vector masks and clipping masks to round out your knowledge of masks in Photoshop. After this course, you'll have a firm grasp on what masks to use, and when for every situation in Photoshop. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CC

About the author
About the author

Kirk is a professional graphics with almost 20 years of experience, and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. His work has been published over 400 times in internationally acclaimed publications. Kirk has experience with a broad range of subjects in design. Kirk is just your friendly neighborhood Graphics Geek!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, everybody, my name is Kirk Nelson, and I want to tell you about my course, Adobe Photoshop CC Channels and Masks. I'm a professional graphics artist with nearly 20 years of experience. My work has been published over 400 times in various international publications, but at heart, I'm just your friendly neighborhood graphics geek. You may have heard the term Channels in Photoshop before. You've probably even seen that there's a Channels tab that lives right next door to your beloved Layers tab. But do you really know what Channels do in Photoshop? Do you realize how directly related they are to color, selections, and even Layer Masks? In speaking of Masks, you've probably heard that term too, but have you ever wondered about the difference between the various different types of Masks in the program? In this course, you will learn exactly what both Channels and every type of Mask is for and how to use them in your own projects. In this course, we're going to dig around under the hood of Photoshop and see exactly what's going on with the Channels, Masks, and how they relate to one another. Some of the major topics we'll cover is understanding Channels, understanding Layer Masks, how to use Channels and Masks together, and exploring the Vector and Clipping Masks. By the end of this course, you'll know exactly what Photoshop Channels are for and how that knowledge can benefit your digital workflow. You'll also have a firm grasp on all three different types of Masks in Photoshop and know how and when to use each one. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basic features and interface of Adobe Photoshop CC. I hope you'll join me on this journey of exploration for Photoshop CC Channels and Masks here at Pluralsight.