"Introduction to Masking"
by Richard Cloran, FPSA, MPSA, HonNEC - MA
Monday, May 22, 7:30 PM
One of the most common comments by a judge or presenter is that we make some adjustment to an image and then mask it in or out depending on the adjustment and area effected. As common as that is, one of the least understood aspects of Photoshop and Elements is masking. In this program Rick will explore the basics of what a mask is, how to make one, how to adjust one, and how you can use them to gain more control over your post capture processing. The program will stay in the ‘shallow end of the pool’ and deal with the fundamentals behind using masks. It will not explore more advanced concepts such as channel or luminosity masking.
If you are new to masking this is the program that can get you started. Even if you are using masks currently, the program can serve as a good refresher on those fundamentals we all seem to forget.
Our speaker is Chairman of the GLPA BOD’s and the current past president of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association –GLPA- and is a Vice President on the BOD and the current treasurer of NECCC. He has lectured and judged photographic exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and is an internationally recognized exhibitor who has had his work accepted over 2500 times in international photographic exhibitions. Rick is also a member and past chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists –CamNats- a by invitation only organization dedicated to the art and teaching of natural history photography. He has been past chairman of Photographic Society of America’s-PSA's- Nature Division, past chairman of the PSA Honors Committee and currently serves on PSA’s Investment and Endowment Committee.
Rick is known for his excellent teaching presentations and his knowledge with digital photography, be it images or printmaking. He has written several ‘Quick Tips” for our website and done several workshops on Photoshop and Lightroom for GLPA.