One year ago I wrote my first tutorial on iColorama. It was on masking, a favorite topic of mine. It’s a step up in your thinking when you first realize that, rather than applying edits to an entire image, it’s possible to edit just part of an image.
iColorama’s masking potential already set it apart from other photo/art apps a year ago. In the past year, however, it has changed radically. The main change is in the ability to export and import masks, making them both reusable and modifiable. The number of available brushes has grown from about 200 to over 1000. The “Show Mask” button allows you to see the mask now. In other words, it really is an entirely new way of masking compared to that first tutorial.
As I look back at the tutorials I’ve written in the last 16 months, there is certainly a lot of potential for the tutorials to become obsolete as the apps change. This one, however, is the only one I feel compelled to rewrite completely. The old one is nearly useless now.
So let’s get started, shall we? For the first part of my tutorial, I will be using a background made with the new Preset>Pattern feature. The patterns available (nearly 200 as of this initial release) are in black and white, with the capability of changing them to other colors. Here I’ve got two nearly identical shades of blue, which lowers the contrast.
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