Erasing with a layer mask


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Erasing with a layer mask

Now that we have enlarged the hand, we need to blend it in with its background and I could just get rid of this stuff that's outside the hand by erasing in a way using the Eraser tool right here. So if you click on the Eraser tool maybe make the cursor little bigger by pressing the right bracket key and then just paint away the offending pixels here around the outside of the hand then of course you are going to make those pixels invisible and you are just going to leave the hand behind. The problem with working this way is this is a permanent pixel level alternation and that means in the future if you decide that your transitions look wonky and you want to fix them you don't have a lot of options available to you.

So you are much better off, the more flexible route is to create a layer mask and that's what I am going to do, I am going to press Ctrl Z or Command Z to undo that Eraser tool modification then I am going to go down to the bottom of the Layers palette say this Add Layer M...

Erasing with a layer mask
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Erasing with a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 One-on-One: Beyond the Basics

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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