Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to use Layer Masks in Photoshop

In this short tutorial you will learn what layer masks are and how to utilize them for working faster and more efficiently in Photoshop.
Lets consider what masks do: They hide or show things. Masks in photoshop work the same way: they can hide or show parts of images. In general filling a layer mask with black hides a part of the image. Filling a layer mask with white shows a part of an image. Filling the mask with gray will show the part of the image with varying opacity based on how light or dar the gray is.

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