First Workshop – Bridge and Photoshop

In my first photoshop workshop we were introduces to using Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. These software’s would be the tools we needed to help complete our first task of the alphabet photos.

We learnt the very basics of how to use Adobe Bridge as it is a software that helps you edit and organise your images better. For a more advanced level of editing we were introduced to Adobe photoshop and the simple functions and features the software had to offer.

One of the key skills I learnt from this workshop was how to mask and the importance of masking. Firstly, the importance of masking is to allow us to continually edit and modify an image. Therefore I would be able to edit an image and then send it to someone else to further edit it and they’d be able to see the changes that have been made. There is a downside to that as the files would then be bigger than usual. Below is an example of how I masked my image:

I first chose a picture that would be ideal for the masking example. I duplicated the image and changed the new one into black and white.

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The next step was to create a mask layer which was found at the bottom of the layer panel. After that we used the brush tool and choose black. The reason why we do this is because the masking layer works with white to reveal and black to conceal.  I then would go over the area we wanted to have in colour.

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This is the outcome once I have finish painting in my bus.

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The useful thing about masking is that if I was to make a mistake, I could just turn my brush tool to white and it would repaint the saturated area.

Overall I found this workshop to be very helpful even though I have worked with Photoshop before. I was able to learn the importance of masking and how to mask.