Using layer masks


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Using layer masks

One of the new features in Elements 9. 0 that everyone is excited about is the ability to add a layer mask to a layer. layer masks have been available in Adobe Photoshop for a while now, but in Elements, until this version of the program, the only way to add a layer mask was through a convoluted workaround. Now, you can add a layer mask directly to a layer and use that layer mask to non-destructively hide and show different parts of the layer. To show you what a layer mask gives and how to use one, I have this gorgeous photograph of fall scenery in New Mexico by photographer John Lorenz.

If you look at the layers panel, you can see that, that photograph is one the top layer, the trees layer, and that I have another layer below which is currently hidden that's filled with orange. If I make the trees layer temporarily invisible by clicking its eye icon, you can see that orange layer below. I will make the trees layer visible again. Now what I would like to do is add a layer mask to the tr...

Using layer masks
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Using layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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