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Layer mask techniques anyone can do: master this vital Photoshop effect

I am not sure this will transforms anyone into a PS genius but layer masks are an essential part of using layers so read this article from Digital Camera World

Knowing how to use a Photoshop layer mask is at the heart of any type of creative image work. In this tutorial we explain the different ways in which you can master them.

What is a layer mask?

Layers and masks set Photoshop apart from many of the alternative image-editing software packages available.

Layers can be explained in simple terms as a stack of images, with the top layer the one that’s visible.

If the opacity of that top image is reduced, or sections of it are erased, the layer beneath will be revealed.

This concept enables us to do a variety of things, such as create composite pictures from several images, or merge shots taken at different exposures to create images with greater dynamic range. READ MORE HERE

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