Layer masks are by far one of the most important tools in your Photoshop arsenal, and their power and versatility go way beyond simply showing or hiding things. This excellent video tutorial will give newcomers and seasoned pros alike 10 helpful tips for getting more out of layer masks when working in Photoshop.
Coming to you from Aaron Nace with Phlearn, this great video tutorial features 10 tips for getting the most out of layer masks in Photoshop. If you are new to Photoshop and layer masks, they are something you will want to get to know as soon as possible. Simply put, layer masks allow you to show or hide different elements of your image or adjustments wherever you want across the frame. This allows you to localize things like contrast or color adjustments however much you like, which is one of the most powerful tools any image editor can have. But the usefulness and capabilities of layer masks extend well beyond just localizing adjustments, so be sure to check out the video above for the full rundown from Nace.
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