Hide content with a layer mask Photoshop Elements 11


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Hiding content with a layer mask

There may be times when you want to replace part of the content in a photo with content from another photo. For example, here I have two photos on two layers in this file. On the top layer is this photo of the porch. I like it, but I think that the sky is rather bland. So, I'm going to turn the porch layer off temporarily by clicking its Eye icon in the Layers Panel, so you can see that on the layer below it's a photo of a more interesting sky. I'd like to use this sky to replace the sky in the porch image. I'll turn the porch image back on.

So how might you do that? Well, your first reaction might be to just select the sky in the porch photo and delete that area, so that we can see down through the transparent pixels that remain to the sky layer below. But I would urge you to do it another way. Instead of selecting and deleting, I suggest using a Layer Mask to hide the sky on the porch photo without actually deleting it permanently. That will give you a lot more editing flex...

Hiding content with a layer mask
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Hiding content with a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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