Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Photoshop layer masking fundamentals, part of Photo Tools Weekly (2015).
- Hi, this is Jan Kabili with another episode…of Photo Tools Weekly.…Our topic this week is layer masking in Photoshop.…Whether you're a new or experienced Photoshop user,…having a good understanding of how a layer mask works…will help you to create good photo composites,…target your photo adjustments,…and practice non-destructive or reversible editing.…So let's start with understanding what a layer mask is.…In a nutshell, a layer mask is an overlay…that you attach to a layer in order to hide…part of that layer's content from view.…This is true whether the masked layer…contains content like a photograph…or even an adjustment as in an adjustment layer.…
Let's look at a simple content example.…Here, I have an image open in Photoshop with two layers.…The bottom layer contains this photograph…of a wedding bouquet and the top layer…contains a wedding invitation which,…by the way, I made by merging an image…of embossed paper with a text layer.…Now this invitation is completely covering…the photograph on the layer below…
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