Hi, how about this is the fifth video in the series about the pen tool and the paths in Photoshop. What you will see next is a video that I recorded just after the previous video that is, it is a continuation of this example that we saw in which I created a path created more paths. More components of tracing whose mode of operation changed then converted it into a selection and applied as a mask. And as I say what we will see Next is how to do this same but good to go back again to the original layout and we will see how apply it as a vector mask, and we will also see how to combine it with a pixel mask, so let’s pick up the example from that point in the case of slightly elaborate layouts, such as this one that I had a lot of twists and a lot of shapes here around my hands and feet. In addition to all the part of the gaps in cases of this type. It is possible that later. I realized that perhaps somewhere better could have been done, by example, here has been a little white area on the outside. Here, also a little. It is an image that the original, as you see, has poor quality and the contours are rare. So for a simulated Marti, I would surely put a feather fading a pixel or two, but I don’t know how I say I might say to which parts you would like to have done otherwise good in these cases. Can that suits us instead of having to add this as a mask? Add it directly as a path that is to say. I can create a mask with the path and still be able to edit the original layout. For it first, I will go back back with Control Z Control Z up to here the point where I still have my my plotted as it was with its components and all this good because to add this as a mask. It is very simple, in fact in. In this case, it is not even necessary that we have selected all the components. I can control click out and even if I’m not there right now I activate the path itself while it is visible. So if I go to the palette paths, see that I have here A highlighted selected path In this case, it is the work path as long as the path is visible is fine, but good at the same time better to see it more clearly what you want to select before whatever it may be once as I say, I have and to the path. Instead of converting it into a selection, I come to the options bar of the pen tool and you will see that there is a button that says mask, and it is to be with a layer also selected, Because if I don’t have any the mask, Button is as gray, so as I say with the path done with all its components and being in a layer. I click on mask and as you can see, It has added the path as a vector mask that is, it has been added as mask, but I can still edit the points of the path I control. Click out of the path to remove all the selection of the points. Now I click in the mask to activate the outline of the path you can activate or deactivate it by clicking on the thumbnail of the mask, and now with the pen tool I come anywhere you want to hone, by example, this part of the arm. I control click on the line so that is activated and now as you can see. I’m going to exaggerate If now I move this with control. Click command click. I can modify the path with which I have created this mask that is I could anywhere to control click, and it will be moved this segment, so I am modifying it and it is seen again the background or vice versa. I can adjust it more so that the background of this is less visible shape, Even though I have already converted the path into a mask. I keep possibility to edit it if I see that I have made a mistake in some detail and remember that to not see this outline. While you work. Click here and it is deactivated and from here on because I can continue working and in any time, the trace will be returned because I see any defect. I just click on this thumbnail and with the pen tool selected control. Click what I said I can improve or I can modify any part of the path and to finish. We are going to see an example how to combine a vector mask with a normal pixel mask because in a case like this. I can do the outline quite well with a path, but the part of the hair, as I already mentioned is not feasible to do it with a path because it is too complicated here. It would be easier to use a mask of pixels, so what I’m going to do first is create the path around the silhouette of the boy, this part. I am also going to advance. I have already completed the general outline of the boy and in the part of the hair, What I have done has been to carry the layout on the outside. Not get in trouble here because it will be in a moment, The pixel mask, the one that will take care of restricting this here area well for now. I’m going to add what I have done as a mask vector. Which, as we already know, I can do by clicking here on mask and to see better how it looks. I’m going to add underneath a good layer. I’m going to fill it with 50% gray just to see if there. Some defect here perhaps could be corrected. It is not that I care much now. It is perfect because it is an example, but finally I can review to see. How has it been and once this part? I already have it clear. I will do the hair selection for this. I go from a selection created with the Quick selection tool. And before perfecting the hair, I could add to the mask. What happens is that now? The pixel mask and the mask vector would be like stepping on the same area, then in the part of the mask of pixels. I am going to tell you to see how I do it with the lasso tool. I keep pressed capital letters to add to the selection and I add all this part well. I would have to do it in two steps because there was not everything for all this part of here. I do not care! I am only interested that it is adjusted by the part from here and here. Be careful because it leaves me a piece. There is a part that I know. It will occupy. I know that all this here will be done by the vector mask, and it is only the part of the hair where I want this to act then well. I’ll add it now directly as a mask or click here. And how do you see this mask now if I do? Uppercase, click to disable it. Basically, the pixel mask acts about the hair. What happens is that good that can be perfected to refine it as on other occasions. I will come to select and mask and now I enter here if I look at the mask of the big mask. But well, I know that then the other will be applied. What matters to me is the part of the hair. Yes, that wide and with the refinement brush. I am going to paint along the outline and as the original background gives white, these will surely be. Waste that you see. I know I’m going to put it with a black and white background to see it better as I said for sure than even doing it like that to see her a little quick because neither a selection tutorial even doing it like this. There is some part that could be improved. So what I am going to do is mark the box to decontaminate colors, and with this as you can see, things are better. This will create a new layer for me, but it will retain my vector layer as well. I imagine this must already be sounding a bit complicated. The important thing is that I have a vector mask that takes care of the silhouette. I click control so you can see it takes care of this silhouette, and I have another. I control. Click command. Click that takes care of the hair and as you can see between the two is resolved the situation here. I have a small imperfection. I can do it solve with the brush tool. I come here and painted black. Well, you can further refine the selection, but I have already said that. It is not a selection tutorial and the important thing is that in this way well, as you can see. He wants to modify some of the hair. I can edit the pixel mask. And if instead there would be around here. Anything that could be improved like this white peak that has remained here. I can come to Vector Mask Pen Tool control, click command. Click move this segment here to here and good to go fixing. The two masks is a way of working the truth already a bit complicated. Maybe it is better to say good this, and I leave it like that. No and raster. Hoist the masks. But yes, in some case. You need this extra control. Well, you know that it can keep a vector mask and a mask on one layer at the same time pixels that work together because we are nothing and as always. I hope you found it interesting, if so, I thank you if you want, give the like. And if you want to share it on social networks, I hope to still record some more video on the same subject. I imagine that by now, it should be do a little boring, but I prefer to liquidate it and end this series, although I’m not entirely sure if I’ll make two more videos or one more, we’ll see, but I’ll try to keep them short and as digestible as possible so to speak. Thanks as always for having seen this video. Greetings and see you next time.