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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    Photoshop: Layer Masks from Channel Selections

    Hi,

    Having trouble using a Layer Mask to create Highlights in a photo.

    I have an image of rhino skin I would like to really punch the highlights on in a targeted way and am not having success getting the 'stencil' effect I'm after.

    Here's what I'm trying to do

    I select the image layer and switch to the 'Channels' tab. I select the blue channel, duplicate it, adjust for contrast and Ctrl/Click the icon to make a selection of the lightest areas. I switch back to the 'Layers' tab, thinking I can now make a layer mask and use the Channel Selection as a stencil to paint with, but when I do that and try to paint (even though I can see the selection is in place), everything is colored, not just the 'Mask' areas. Can anyone help with what I'm missing? Thanks!

    ~T.~

    Tim Lawrence
    Conservation Arts

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
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    Dhaka
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    Why not take a new layer normally and paint on it?

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