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Lesson 2:   Creating Your own Mask

Before proceeding with this lesson, review Lesson 1 first.

  1. Load PhotoELF's Editor
  2. Look in the Fun Stuff menu and select New Image (blank)
  3. Select a size of 800 x 600 pixels and a black background color. Then, click OK

    You now should be looking at a black rectangle

  4. Look in the View menu and select: Shapes and Text
  5. Using the Shapes Tools, draw a big grey circle on the black image.
  6. Then, draw a smaller white circle on the grey circle.

    You should now be looking at something like this:

  7. Now look in the File menu and select: Save as a Mask

Close the Editor and load a photo and try out your new mask.

What you have learned:

You have just learned what the different colors and shades of grey do in a mask.

Next Lesson: Lesson 3: Creating a Watermark

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