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CreativeCOW presents Alpha Channels -- Adobe Photoshop Tutorial


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In the Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at making an alpha channel based upon the luminance in an image. Alpha channels allow you to store transparency in a graphic and transfer that transparency to another non-linear video editing program or compositing application and key or composite in real time.



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Comments

Alpha Channels - thanks
by Garrett Pait
Thank you Richard for the tutorial. Very helpful. Turned frustration into success.
Photoshop Tutorials
by Miguel Gómez-Arboccó
Hello Richard,
You are great!
Thank you so much.
Cheers!
Is there a way to apply
by David Crow
Is there a way to apply any of these Alpha Channel creation methods to video in PS Extended CS3/4? Everytime I atempt it I get an Alpha Channel that spans the video, but is only 1 frame. All edits to the alpha on any frame are on all other frames.
I know its probly silly and I should use AE, but I saw this and thought, I want that kind of control.
Alpha Channels
by John Livings

Great Tutorial, Thanks Richard

Mahalo, John
Alpha Channels
by Michael Fitzer
I've been making alpha channels the same tired way for years and usually with standard to sub-par results. This is a fresh, new outlook on a basic Photoshop activity.

Thanks for the tutorial!


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