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Yes, that's pretty easy. Let's assume your image in in the background layer. You need only one layer mask actually, and that layer mask will be in layer A, on top of the background layer. Put your other layer B on top of A. Now press the Alt key and move your cursor right in between the two layers in the layers panel. The cursor should change to some kind of ...


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I normally use GIMP for that --- this probably needs to be refined for automatic procedures. My procedure is as follow: I load the image, in this case http://rlog.rgtti.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/10/macro-lenses-are-expensive-all-of-them/paseo_15sep_more_rosse.jpg Now I copy the background layer, and I transform the new layer to grayscale. I apply ...


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I don't know if there is any way to do mass masking, especially with an inconsistent background. I would suggest a masking tool like Topaz Remask. It would make pretty quick work of masking for these types of photos.


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Not really any magical secret other than to reshoot. Generally this type of photo is taken with a white background where the lighting makes it so the background doesn't have to be removed as it blends with the white of the background. Your best bet is likely going to be to use a tablet and the quick selection tool to get the outlines quickly. At least ...


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You are not going to be able to get all of the background at once due to the color gradient. The way that I usually deal with this is to duplicate the layer and then delete the background layer. This will put a copy of the image over a transparent background. You can then erase the background with the erase tool. You can also do some bulk removal of ...


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I don't think you can easily do this with multiple masks. You need to use a single mask, but clip your adjustment layers to that one mask. Assume you have your main background layer called Layer1, a colour balance adjustment layer above that, and hue/sat adjustment layer on top. Put the colour balance and hue/saturation layers in a group (I do this, not ...


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You might also try grouping the layers together and applying your mask to the group. This way you can drop as many adjustments as you like and only the masked area will be affected. Select all layers you wish to group and use Cmd-G or click the folder icon in the layers palette. Good luck.



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