Kristin Braam | COMP 3230 | University of Minnesota Duluth

Edges with Quick Mask

 

What to do

How to do it

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1.Open the picture you want to edit

File > Open

If you donít have an image there is one at www.d.umn.edu/~braa0058/3220/examplepicture

 

2. Set Quick Mask options

Double click on the quick mask button located right underneath the background/foreground colors in the toolbox.Set color indicates to selected area and set color opacity to 100%

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3.Switch back to Standard Mode

Click on the Standard Mode button located to the left of the Quick Mask button in the toolbox.To switch between Quick Mask and Standard Mode you can hit the q button

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4. Select middle area of picture

Use the rectangle marquee tool to select a portion of the picture that you want to remain intact

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5. Switch to Quick Mask Mode

Click on the Quick Mask button in the toolbox, the area you selected will automatically turn red

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6. Apply filters

While you are in Quick Mask mode any filter you choose will only apply to the edge of the picture.Here are a few to try:Filter>Stylize>Diffuse, Filter>Distort>Ocean Ripple, or Filter>Texture>Stained Glass.To reapply a filter quickly you can use ctrl + f

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7. Switch back to Standard Mode

Click on the Standard Mode button located to the left of the Quick Mask button in the toolbox or hit the q key

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8. Copy

Copy the selected area with Edit>Copy or ctrl + c

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9. Paste in new document

Open a new document and paste the copied image in it with Edit>Paste or ctrl + v

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* Pages from Weinman and Lourenkas, Photoshop 7 For Windows and Macintosh.See diagram of toolbox and tools in the pop-out menus from the various toolbox buttons: pages 2-4