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Creating and Using Masks II: Bi-Colors
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Creating and Using Masks II: Bi-Colors
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Standard Toolbar - Open (image) button Open "/tutorial/html/tutbasic/glacier.jpg" from your download.
Let's turn this image into a mask: Go to Masks || New || From Image:
Source window = This Window
Source luminance = selected
Invert mask data = checked

You will now see the white areas in the image as transparent.

Save this mask to disk: go to Masks || Save To Disk, name it "glacier.msk" and click on the Save button.

Now close the original glacier image without saving.

Standard Toolbar - New (image) button Open a new image, 150 x 100 pixels, background transparent, 16 million colors.
PSP5 & PSP6 Foreground/Background Color Palette Set your foreground color to yellow (Red = 255, Green = 255, Blue = 128) and your background color to red (Red = 192, Green = 0, Blue = 0).

Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Select your Floodfill tool on the Tool palette:

PSP 5:
Fill Style = Solid Color
Match Mode = None
Tolerance = doesn't matter
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked

PSP 6:
Fill style = Solid Color
Blend mode = Normal
Paper texture = None
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked

Layer Palette - Create layer button
Left-click into the image to fill it with the foreground color. Hold the Shift key and click on the "New Layer" icon in your layer palette to create a new layer, then right-click into your image to fill this second layer with your background color.

Now, apply the mask: Go to Masks || Load From Disk and select "glacier.msk".

Your image should now be a yellow glacier with a red outline.

When you are happy with the color combination, delete and merge the mask: Go to Masks || Delete and click on Yes when prompted to merge the mask with the layer.