Using layer masks in Photoshop: Getting started plus 7 tips and tricks for making the most of masks


posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT


Layer masks are a big reason why Photoshop is a more powerful and versatile photo editing tool than something like Lightroom. However, with great power can sometimes come great complexity. Whereas tools such as gradient filters and sliders are highly intuitive, things like masking is not always as straightforward. Colin Smith from photoshopCAFE is here to help with his latest video.

In the video below, Smith shows us not only how to use layer masks within Photoshop, but also shows off seven tips and tricks you can use in conjunction with masks. Do you use layer masks within Photoshop and have some of your own tips to share? Let us know in the comments below. For more video content like this, head over to Colin's YouTube channel, where he has a ton of great video tutorials for Photoshop.

(Via photoshopCAFE