Image Masking Service
Our image masking serviceensure that even if you have complex requirements, we can deliver. Photoshop is known for its retouching tools and special effects, but the secret to maximizing its power and potential lies in the masks and layers. With these masks, we can do everything from cutting out backgrounds, add special effects, create transparency, add filters onto specific parts of an image and more.
As powerful as masks are, they are also complex and are difficult to master, especially when you are trying to do some intricate selections. With our services, you are assured that Photoshop experts will be working on your image and produce the results, you’re looking for.
Image Masking is a “non destructive” photo editing technique, used for editing difficult images with small details that other selection tools cannot provide as precise results as masks. Image masking is ideal of editing photos with hair or very fine edges, and it really gives the best results as with this technique no pixel is lost at all!
Image Masking Examples Of Use
-Mask the images with transparent background. Remove any background and shadows, and keep only what matters the most, for further editing or keeping your photo`s background transparent. Once you have your object isolated, you can then make any change, like change background to any color, or apply any effect, or just use your photo for any purpose you wish.
Mask your images of stair hair to background remove and save it PSD, PNG or JPG.
What Can We Do with Masks?
Masks, or layer masks, are among the most important features in Photoshop, and any photo editing application worth its salt has some version of it as well. For all the power this program has, the means for unleashing it are in the masks, which is why we offer this service to help you get the most out of it.
Our image editing team knows how to work with masks and layers inside out, and they can do the following:
- Create masks for protecting specific parts of an image
- Use masks to select or deselect parts of an image
- Use masks to create layers on an image and apply filters on the layer without affecting the other image areas
- Create masks to remove or add parts to an image
- Adjust opacity and transparency
These are just some of the things we can do with masks, and there is a lot more. The point is when it comes to working with complex images and effects, masks are indispensable.
What are Masks Anyway?
If you’re not familiar with photo editing programs, the term mask may sound confusing. The simplest way to describe a mask is that you apply it to a particular part of an image. By applying the mask – which consists of dotted lines – we can apply effects and perform other edits on the selected object without affecting the rest of the image.
There are many types of masks in Photoshop, and this is part of the reason why some users get confused, as they cannot decide which ones to use. Our team of experts, however, is well-versed in each mask’s functionality and use.
There are two major types of masks used in Photoshop, the layer masks, and clipping masks. These two are similar when it comes to concept, but there are differences when it comes to their use.
What is a Layer Mask?
A layer mask is a type of mask that is applied on a layer for the purposes of managing transparency. The layer opacity provides control over the transparency of the whole layer, but with a mask, we can apply transparency over specific portions of the image. We can, for instance, use the mask layer to add a 45% transparency to the upper part of your image while the downward area remains fully opaque.
When we apply a mask onto a layer, a grayscale layer is applied onto the image, but the important thing to remember is there won’t be any effects seen or done until a command is issued. This is what makes masks so powerful, as it allows one to use special effects and do other operations without affecting the rest of the image.
On the grayscale canvas, we can add black, white or any shades of gray. We can also change the image opacity from 100% (white) to 0% (black, full transparency) to any percentage in between. This enables us to give your image the specific look you want.
Clipping masks are akin to layer masks, but the difference is it uses a single layer to set the transparency over another. In this case, you put two layers over each other, with the bottom layer used to set the transparency of the layer on top of it. Whereas with layer masks we use white and black values to adjust transparency, a clipping mask takes the transparency off the layers used to create them, i.e. the layer at the bottom.
If the bottom layer, for instance, has some parts which are transparent and others opaque, the clipping mask will set these values on the upper layer. Both clipping and layer masks can be used to create special effects. Another advantage of using masks is it allows us to preserve pixel data; because a mask limits ten actions to the selected portion, the rest of the image is maintained.
The quick mask is similar to the layer mask, and it serves as a selection visualization that is based on pixels. With the quick mask on, the image areas that are selected are shown in detail. This is one of the oldest features of Photoshop but it is still very effective.
A vector mask is defined as a path which is resolution independent, and it works by clipping the content. We use this to make precision selections when the pixel based options are not sufficient. Whereas pixel based selections can be blurred or soft, a vector mask selection has a sharply defined edge.
Adjustment Layer Masks
We use the adjustment layer mask in ways too similar to the layer mask, but here we can set which areas of the image are affected – and which are not – using various adjustment controls. With this, we can make selections on various factors such as the color, saturation, and other correction tools.
GraphicsHandy.com – Image Masking Service You Can Count On
Our image masking services have been developed specifically to meet the needs of users who want to get the most out of their photos and images. There are times when you will need to perform special and complicated editing of images, far beyond the usual special filters application. This is difficult to do if you don’t have Photoshop or the knowledge of masks, and that is why we are here, to help you out and make sure everything is done properly.
We offer the most affordable prices for our photo editing services, we guarantee that you will get the best possible results with our unlimited free revisions, and we deliver in short turnaround times. Additionally we offer decent discounts depending on how large your projects are. Take the chance and apply for our free trial and see by yourself the quality of our Image Masking Service, by clicking the button below.