To create the image I photographed several models making fists, grimacing, sticking their feet out and so forth. Next I needed a dust cloud. When I decided to shoot the dust cloud I was alone at my studio. What could I use to create that cloud? I looked around my shelves for inspiration, and found a compact of face powder that some model must have left at some point. That would work! I laid down a 4×5 sheet of white foamcore. I placed the compact with the powder in it down on the foam core.
Whether it is faking or actually using the mask, or using the layer, this information will be helpful. Photoshop has been introducing several new features in its programs. It introduced the layers and the layer masks to help photo editors to improve their skills. Often it is best to unlearn the ropes and go back to the basics. How and why to use the mask in Photoshop is forgotten when a new set of skills are obtained. One has to admit that the layer feature has greatly improved the viability of the Photoshop program as a whole. With the addition of layer masks its value has increased more for the photo editing process. When an editor recognizes this fundamental trait of the program, chances are that he will thoroughly comprehend the masking procedure and where it is required.
This panel contains some of the most commonly used color and tone correction tools. Tools, which Photoshop users use every day such as Levels, Curves and Hue & Saturation are now all located on this single panel. Photoshop allows you to edit in a non-destructive mode using an Adjustments layer. Even though this feature is not new per se, this new Adjustment panel makes it easier to work with many of these stable Photoshop tools. I give this new feature 5 out of 10.
As I said, Datat Masking Software make use of black, white and gray. To add a layer mask, simply click the rectangle with the circle inside; bottom of your layer window.
For designing a ‘Bee Movie Effect’, the first step is to prepare the background filled with black color. After that, you must add a light gradient effect to a new layer created on top of the background. To the background layer, you can add a ‘bee movie’ screenshot. To the upper layer, add effects such as black to white linear gradient with multiply effect. Then create the base text. To the text add other effects such as drop shadow, inner shadow, inner glow, bevel and emboss, gradient overlay etc. Thus you will end up with some nice looking letters that you can use in a variety of contexts.
Now use the brash and keep tracing out the background parts. The more accurately you can do this, the more suitable will be the final result. Use smaller brushes when you are working on the edges. Usually a 150-200% zoom will help you working comfortably.
In this case, I chose a value of 400 for the brush (circled in red) and placed it over the center of the image. Click once and your picture should resemble the image to the right. Move the brush to either side of the center and click the mouse button again to reveal more of the background image. Repeat until you get the desired Vignette effect. If you make a mistake, just hit undo a few times and try again. Remember, practice makes perfect.