PS: Gradient Mask Practice by jyokota

PS: Gradient Mask Practice

PS Lesson: Gradient Mask used to blend two separate photo layers

Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xi'an, China -- PhotoTrip with @Taffy in 2016
This works so well in two layers. I remember seeing some of these amazing figures when they visited the British Museum a number of years ago - awed by them.
January 2nd, 2021  
Lovely
January 2nd, 2021  
Well done! What a thrill to see!
January 2nd, 2021  
Very clever, and beautiful, image
January 2nd, 2021  
Nice edit.
January 2nd, 2021  
Amazing!
January 2nd, 2021  
it wasn't that long ago when you wanted to learn about layers - very nicely done.
I'll assume you started with a gradient and then traced the soldier?
Was your gradient drawn out horizontally?
January 2nd, 2021  
what an impressive sight.
January 2nd, 2021  
So that's what gradient mask is for. Is it 2 different pictures?
January 2nd, 2021  
Excellent edit
January 2nd, 2021  
Excellent. Where did you see this exhibit. I saw it probably 25 or 30 years ago.
January 3rd, 2021  
@casablanca I remember first seeing them in 1995. I was in total amazement at the story. But then, seeing them in the setting in which they were found -- astonishing!
@joansmor @photographycrazy @jqf @kvphoto @dutchothotmailcom @helenhall @ricksnap @sherimiya -- this is a combination of two separate images taken on the same day in the same area but the left single one was in the "museum" section of the exhibits whereas the big lineup of soldiers are left in the area in which they were found. @cwbill I saw this in Xi'an, China exactly where they were found. I'm fortunate to have seen the traveling exhibit in Ft Worth, Texas in 1995. @Taffy and I traveled to Xi'an in 2016, and I returned in 2019 on a business trip.

I like how the two photos are related and yet distinctly different. I used the gradient mask to go from a white on the right to the black on the left and then "erased" the overlapping section on the warrior. If I were to re-edit this, I think I would make a larger section with a gray mask so you would see a little more slow transition to the black at the left. The other thing I didn't change but wanted to is the difference in color tones. But this is how they were presented because one was in a museum setting with artificial lights on it and the main was in natural sun light.
January 3rd, 2021  
Nice enough choice of photos for the challenge and well done. You will eventually learn how you can change the web on one of the layers to match the other
January 3rd, 2021  
@jgpittenger "change the web" -- that's PS lingo I haven't encountered yet at all! But then @Taffy and I are only 35% into the lessons :)
January 3rd, 2021  
This really turned out to be an artistic scene, as the large figure seem to be looking down on the army below. Really nicely combined!
January 3rd, 2021  
Amazing place to visit Great editing
January 3rd, 2021  
This is magnificent Junko, I too had the privilege to visit Xi'an whilst still living in Tokyo.
January 3rd, 2021  
Great combination - can't see the join at all.
January 3rd, 2021  
Great editing!
January 3rd, 2021  
Nicely done! ...and this is a place I would so love to visit someday. So fascinating.
January 3rd, 2021  
I love learning more is this an online class and is it self paced.
January 3rd, 2021  
Well done!
January 3rd, 2021  
wonderful composition
January 3rd, 2021  
A moving image. I was lucky enough to see a display of the terra cotta soldiers in Houston. Must have been amazing to see them in their original location. Well done edit.
January 3rd, 2021  
This is really outstanding! Wonderful work here.
January 4th, 2021  
Your edit, merging/blending really works here
January 4th, 2021  
Nicely processed..
January 4th, 2021  
lovely POV
January 5th, 2021  
great work and image ... the soldiers are fascinating
January 5th, 2021  
Very nicely crafted photo!
January 5th, 2021  
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