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Understanding Layer Masks

via CreativeLive


Layer Masks are an essential tool for anyone who works with multiple layers in Photoshop. Join Ben Willmore and go beyond the basics to get the most out of masks.

In this session, you’ll learn how to apply multiple masks to a single layer, force a mask to apply to multiple layers, move or copy masks between layers, and even paste imagery into the mask for creative treatments. You’ll explore how blending modes and various adjustments can make editing Layer Masks much easier when working on complex images like hair. Whether you’re a Photoshop beginner or a pro, the tools you learn will make your images even more jaw-dropping.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2


  • What is a Layer Mask in Photoshop
  • Painting a Mask to Reveal in Photoshop
  • Using Masks for Multi Layer Images with Different Exposures
  • Using Selection Tools with Layer Masks in Photoshop
  • Using Layer Mask with Adjustments In Photoshop
  • Weaving Layers in Photoshop
  • Scaling an Image in a Layer Mask in Photoshop
  • Layer Sets in Photoshop

Taught by

Ben Willmore


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