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You must have basic knowledge of photoshop to do this tutorial.

Picture from stock exchange found here [link] if you care to follow along with me in this tutorial.
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In this tutorial I'll show you how to easily isolate a color using a layer mask. I like this technique because its very easy to fix if you goof up.

Thank you for the view.
Any questions, please ask,
Steve
DP Studios


credit: film [link] ~clandestine-stock
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xJemdx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thanks very much for this! :)
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kittako Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Thanks so much for this! I didn't know how to do it and always wondered.. thanks a lot, very helpful!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your deviation was featured in my article Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way).
Should you not want your work associated/featured in the journal, please tell me and I'll remove it.
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olek21 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Cool tutorial! :D Thanx
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slashdot1987 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
wow great great information :D
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Lilsocks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Thanks very much for this~
It was really helpful, and I finally managed to get this peice done~[link]
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kikitue Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, learn something new everyday! I'd never even heard of the space bar technique, I'd been moving my mouse all over the place to get a better view but it's never easy with that.

Y'know how you made that 'mistake' with the polygonal lasso tool? Can't you just press backspace?

kikitue xx
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol.yes photoshop is full of great hotkeys...you can see all of your hotkeys by going to the top menu and clicking edit then at the bottom click on Keyboard shortcuts....you can use all of the shortcuts there or even customize them to your needs.
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kikitue Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh, gotta write that one down *scribble scribble*

thanks n_n

kikitue xx
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Anything for you :flirty:
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XxBlack-musicxX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
OH MY GOD I'M SO GONNA USE THIS XD
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D thought it might help you :p
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XxBlack-musicxX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
but I still don't have Photoshop...BUT MY BROTHER DOES! XD
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this really helped me out =]
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. :)
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hydralisk3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee excellentadding again
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. :)
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saber-kite Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial. It's very simple and easy to follow. Thank you!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your welcome..im glad that it helped you :D
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:iconnocturnally-helpless:
really great tutorial :)
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you...im so glad it helped you :)
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raven-spirit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
thanks a bunch, this helped so much, heres the first one i did with this tut. i tried other tutorials and yours was the best.

[link]
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oohh wow I really like this...and great job isolating the colours! :D
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raven-spirit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
:)
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Bjarft Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Your tut's remind me of that white man with the brown afrohair, who paints for TV.

It's so educating and it's even fun to watch
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
bwaaahhahha well ill take that as a compliment...hes a great teacher...a little anal but a good teacher LOL
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BeGfOrM3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
its very simple when you do it, but for some reason i when im done outlining what i want to be colored, i cant click the erase tool, because the ouline tool keeps making lines as i move it, and every time i click esc. the whole thing disappears, and its starting to frustrate me. so can you help me pleas
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yes I can help but I need to know why your trying to "erase" after you outline what your coloring...if you have a layer selected in the layer palate and you outlin something and then try to mov it it will move what you have outlined...if you want to move your area then make a new layer and highlight it and then move your marching ants....if its a blank layer then photoshop wont move anything....get it where you want it and then re click the layer your changing to work on it.....I hope that much helps you and sorry for the late reply.
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BeGfOrM3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
well thanx. i figured out what i was doing wrong..i have to connect the ends from where i start and end. lol.. ;p
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kristusha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
wow thanks so much :D
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Soul-Weaver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Thank you very much for this tutorial, it helped me out a lot! I don't even know how to do layers, and just usually mess around in photoshop, but I could follow this easily. Thanks once again, it's very much appreciated. :)
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your very welcome..im glad its helping you. :D
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Mglip Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
thank you, thank you, thank you. I was really looking for this info. Tried it out on Arcsoft PhotoStudio 2000, worked really cool, really easy, great results, really quick.!!!!
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
awesome..im glad it worked in that program. thats pretty cool
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:iconmglip:
Mglip Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Thanks once more, I already posted my first two late night works using your knowledge
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stolen-dream Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
<33 thank you so much! I've been wondering how to do that for ever!
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome..Im glad that it helped you. :D
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just4fun157 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
alright! I learned something cool! Thanks!
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Your very welcome..Im glad it helped you! :D
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:iconjaxmp:
JAXMP Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Student Digital Artist
:D i have always wondered how to make this
thanks a lot :D
i made this really quick to test it out [link]
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hey thats pretty cool...Im glad it worked for you. :D
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:iconjaxmp:
JAXMP Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Student Digital Artist
:D and thanks again for the awesome tutorial that made this possible
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EclipseOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
That really helped me a lot! Thank you!! :w00t:
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worldsoutcasts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
your the photoshop god.
plain and simple.
maybe you could teach the ppl at adobe a few things.
lol
but anyways thanks. alot.
helped me out tremendously
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:icondigitalphenom:
DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Lol well they like showing off their tools....I like making things easy. :) Thank you very much for the compliment. :D
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worldsoutcasts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
umm...my photoshop CS2
only has a lasso.
not a polygon lasso?
how can i get a polygon lasso.
because as you know as a man with your much talent and expierence, just a lasso is very hard to work with.
considering you can not let go of your click.
:(
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh its very simple and im sorry for not explaining that....if you go to your Lasso tool and right click it youll see a flu out menu that says lasso tool, polygonal lasso tool and magnetic lasso tool. The magnetic one can be very tricky unless you have a nice clean edge....If you right click most of your tools you will see that there are lots of tools behind those tools. Thats just adobes way of making a smaller tool box. :)
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worldsoutcasts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
thank you so much.
:)
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