Combining masks

Is it possible to combine 2 masks (for ex. Gradient mask and easymask) on the same layer? Extract my subject with easymask and gradually blurring the background with a gradient mask, so that my subject isn’t blurred.

@josdenis Yes, multiple masks can be combined in a layer using Add, Subtract, Multiply blend modes.

I have subtracted the lion mask created with EZ Mask from the Gradient mask. Here;s the resulting mask which can be displayed using the Show Mask icon above the viewer.

However, you can achieve what you asked in your original question by using the Diffusion > Depth of Field filter. Depth of Field has a Depth > Grad mode to create the depth of field and then you can use EZ Mask to isolate where the Depth of Field will be applied. In the example below, Depth of Field > Depth is set to Grad and the mask is inverted and blurred a bit.

Thank you. That is very good news. I’ll try out both solutions!


@marco have downloaded a trial version and am not able to see Sapphire filters i.e. filters starting with S_. It is showing as crossed. Can anyone let me know the reason behind that ? Do I need to install Sapphire separately to enable those filters ?


@rockingprashant303 You will need to select Request Trial Activation when running Optics to see and use the Sapphire filters. The trial version is fully functional license for 15 days. If you select Demo mode instead, the Sapphire filters will appear black with a red X over the viewer.