Creating Masks – Quick Masks

Posted on 2012/05/03 at 23:03 by daarken 8 Comments

In this video Daarken shows you one way to create masks using the quick mask option. There are many, many ways to create masks, so this is just one method.

8 Comments on "Creating Masks – Quick Masks"

  1. Eludor · 2012/05/04 at 08:19 · Reply


    I hoped you would address my biggest problem with masks…

    You’ve got those hair, where color is washed out, maybe a bit blurry and fades away – this all in a complex form like multiple hairstrains.

    How do you mask these?

    That’s one of the mainreasons why I paint the characters always on their own layer(s), what sometimes can give a cropped look.

    Any solution?

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/05/05 at 10:35 · Reply

      The easiest way is to keep hair on a separate layer.

  2. Jordan · 2012/05/04 at 10:28 · Reply

    Trying this out in CS5 and noticed that quick mask seems to work in the opposite effect than shown on the video. I was able to reverse this using the marquee tool selection and “selecting inverse” afterwards, but I would prefer it to work as seen in the first masking shown in this tutorial. Anyone know what I may be doing wrong? Following everything step by step but I think it may be a setting with the quick mask?

    • Theotenai · 2012/05/05 at 23:35 · Reply

      I won’t be of any help since I don’t have solution but it’s not a CS5 difference since it works the same way as in the video in CS5 for me (sorry for my bad english…).

  3. Trace007 · 2012/05/05 at 14:25 · Reply

    Do you have to paint 100% opaque?

    • daarken
      daarken · 2012/05/05 at 19:08 · Reply

      Nope, you can make semitransparent masks.

  4. Ruben · 2012/05/06 at 11:59 · Reply

    Dude, nice. I always just used the lasso tool, but this is actually easier. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. Pierce · 2012/06/08 at 00:20 · Reply

    Thank you for using your Nibru for this… that made my day!

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