Hiding layer effects with a mask


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Hiding layer effects with a mask

In this exercise, we are going to reinstate that Gradient and the Hard Light blend mode and the layer effects, and then I'll show you how to cut through the layer effects using a layer mask. I've saved my changes as Big-layer nameplate.psd and I call it big layer because that's how Adobe refers to layers that are bigger than the canvas. All right! Let's go ahead and rerun through a few steps here. I'll grab the Gradient tool, which you can also get by pressing the G key. Unless you've done something else with this tool recently you should see that same Wikked grad gradient selected up here in the Options bar.

Assuming it is then go ahead and drag for left side of the image to the right side and that'll go ahead and fill in the entire layer. So obviously, I forgot a step there. I'll press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z on the Mac. I need to lock down the transparency and I'll do that by clicking on that little checkerboard grid to the right of the word Lock there ...

Hiding layer effects with a mask
Video duration: 4m 22s 11h 36m Intermediate

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Hiding layer effects with a mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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