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Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing.

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One Unexplored Reason Why Photoshop Won’t Be Dethroned Anytime Soon

The term Photoshop has been absorbed into the vernacular and transformed into a verb having to do with the digital modification of an image, seemingly regardless of what actual software may have been used. It would seem that this language phenomenon has helped Photoshop solidify its firm grip at the top despite other quality applications like GIMP, Pixelmator and Corel Photo Paint.

Digging into Channels as an Extraction Tool – Part 2

Hey everyone! I’m back with the second half of this two part series about using Photoshop as a means of extracting a subject from its background, and am very sorry that it took this long to get it done. In Part 1, we undertook a basic review of what channels are, and how they work. If you haven’t read that article already, I suggest that you review it before proceeding here.

Digging Into Channels as an Extraction Tool – Part 1

In my last (and first) article here on MyInkBlog, I dove into some of the key differences that exist between Clipping Masks and Layer Masks in Photoshop. We touched on several different areas, but near the beginning of the article I wrote:

Getting to Know Clipping Masks and Layer Masks in Photoshop

Today, we are going to look at two of Photoshop’s primary masking techniques – layer masks and clipping masks. We’ll be comparing the two by looking at how they work on a practical level, the basic similarities, and the much more significant differences.