Extensis Releases Mask Pro 3 for Experienced Photoshop Users
Aug 22, 2003 at 12:41 pm by
Advanced Photoshop users, a group which includes a lot of newspaper designers, deal with the process of masking quite often. Masking is the process of selecting, then erasing, parts of an image. Typically, you select the parts of the image you want to keep and then erase the areas you want to drop.
The most common use of masks at newspapers is in the creation of clipping paths, the process of cutting an area out of a photo to place on a page in Quark, InDesign or some other layout program. The process sounds pretty simple, but as designers deal with shadows, color shades and other details, masking can quickly become an overwhelming process. That