Hope you’re having a great week! I had a rough start to mine, but it’s finally coming around – almost Friday! Anyway, today we’re talking about a sometimes confusing subject: photoshop layer masks. I realize it’s not the sexiest topic ever, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to understand and use them. I was actually so scared of layer masks that I went through my entire 4 year degree avoiding them. I cringe thinking about all the extra work I made for myself in my college days. I’m still not sure what sounded so scary about them, but I’m so glad I got over my layer mask-ophobia because I’ve been empowered to create and edit images and artwork quickly and non destructively in photoshop ever since. Here’s a quick, everything-you-need-to-know-to-avoid-confusion overview 🙂

Photoshop Layer Masks Overview


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  • I know exactly what you’re talking about! I was also dodging layer masks for years, by some reason. But I finally, like one and a half year ago, gave it a shot and it has changed my photoshopping for ever! Now it’s the first thing I tell people to play around with when asked about tips for getting better at editing 🙂

  • wow, you made that so easy, thank you!

  • Wow, thanks a lot 🙂 I already knew how masks work, but it helped me to fully understant! Great examples.

    Thanks again!

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