This is an example for Mark on masking his rainbow. While you could just use the Masking Brush to draw over it then invert the mask, this example does the same thing using Masking Bugs.
I'll be using 3 bugs. You'll want to do this Mask inside a Filter like Color Enhancer.
After selecting the Masking Bug Icon (M), select Vignette and Center
Drop it on the photo. The inside of the Vignette will be black.
- Use the 4 circles to change the shape.
- Drag the lines to change the size without changing the shape.
- Use the Handle to rotate the bug
I want the Feather to be towards the Rainbow, so adjust it like this.
Click ADD and another Bug will be added.
You can tell which one is active by the Adjustment handle on the active Bug.
Change the Shape to Edges so that the outside of the Vignette is black this time.
and drag the feather to the inside. Then adjust as before to outline the outside of the Rainbow.
If you view the mask so far, it looks similar to this.
Now, all we need is to mask off everything below the horizon. Click ADD again and a 3rd vignette will be added. We need it to be a Gradient, so while it's selected, change it to Linear Bottom.
Move it to the horizon and adjust the feather.
The finished mask looks like this. You can go back and adjust any of the bugs as you like. Copy it to other filters if needed.
Once you know how the bugs work, it's sometimes quicker than using the brush.
You can also use a bug after you've done masking with either Masking Brush or AI-Mask.
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