Before starting to work with the plug-in nT Virtual Vision, the photo object file must be prepared in Photoshop.
We start with a good quality-spot colors image converted RGB working profile and opened in Adobe® Photoshop®. If the objects have a lot of motifs, you should erase them with the retouching tools.
1. Select a new Path, and with the Selection Tools, create the path of the overall outline of our image. The most suitable tools for this action are:
- Magnetic Lasso
2. Once the outline is done, select it and save the Selection to create a new channel with it.
3. From the channels tap, invert the image.
4. You can either create new paths for each of the parts the design is composed of, and subtract them from the Working path/outline selection, or else make them directly from the Channels window.
The last channel to create is the Shadow Channel. Choose the less contrasted RGB channel with the best white levels from the image, and duplicate it.
If you like, you can modify the shadows channel from the Photoshop Adjustments options.
The most common tool to adjust the shadow is changing the Levels, but you can also alter curves, etc.
Once you have your paths and channels created in your object file, save it in the format PSD or TIFF and you are ready to start using nT Virtual Vision.