February 16, 2010

Now *THAT* is a true Photoshop feathered mask

Inspired by a Photoshop-box-as-mask photo* I posted recently, artist Phillip Valedez worked with Adobe creative director Russell Brown to create a rather terrific “feathered mask,” using only Photoshop CS4 boxes:
(Click for a larger view.)
Feathered selections/masks, incidentally, were one of the killer features of the original Photoshop–released 20 years ago this week!
Here’s a quick time lapse of Phillip at work:

* Sorry that I can’t give the original creator credit, as the photo came to me without attribution.

Posted by John Nack at 9:22 AM on February 16, 2010


  • Elessa — 12:21 PM on February 16, 2010

    The photographer of the image is his wife, VisioLuxus. You can see more of his masks on her flickr set.

  • Erika Moen — 12:48 PM on February 16, 2010

    Here’s a link to Visioluxus’ Flickr stream, as mentioned above:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioluxus/ (Warning, NSFW!)
    And you can see more of Phillip’s mask making on his page:

  • ninjaturkey — 2:39 PM on February 16, 2010

    Wonderful work!
    Where´s the PDF? ;-)

  • Mike Skocko — 5:24 AM on February 17, 2010

    Something’s wrong… Where are all the “Flash sucks. Death to Adobe. Nack is a no-good (insert colorful phrase) comments? ;)
    [Patience…! –J.]

  • opeter — 6:41 AM on February 17, 2010

    Finally! Some real good’ol, hand-made stuff! Thanks for posting this.
    Wonderfull work.

  • Graphiste Shane — 7:16 AM on February 17, 2010

    I am a French designer, I come regularly to your blog
    thank you for this article.
    Here also a link to the video of my communications agency:

  • Ryan Hakes — 6:49 AM on February 18, 2010

    Reminds me of the Photoshop cooking:

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