Here is my third video tutorial on creative masking techniques. The underlying concept for this one came to me as I was developing the previous two approaches. It is funny how these things happen.
This time the user is encouraged to make their own creative masking templates and use the Composite feature within Smart Photo Editor to apply it.
The masking template is simply an ‘means to an end’ – it is a temporary aid to creating a proper mask. The video shows how to use such a template and how to hide it once the ‘actual’ mask has been made.
Although new users might find this useful, the video assumes prior knowledge. Users are expected to be familiar with the ‘Composite’ and ‘Select Area’ features within SPE. Likewise, a basic knowledge of how to use ‘Selection Brushes’ would helpful.
I’ve not experimented with this new approach myself, but I will in due course. That leaves the field wide open to others to show what can be done with concept.
My view is that this particular approach, which gives users the opportunity to create unique ‘personalised’ masking templates, extends the scope of Smart Photo Editor and offers new directions to go in.
As always, I hope you find this video tutorial useful – enjoy and have FUN!