Video Tutorial: Layer Masks and Non-Destructive Editing in Photoshop

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For all the photo manip artists out there, aspiring and established, I thought I’d put together a series of video tutorials delving into Photoshop. This is not meant to be a comprehensive guide, but more a sort of video essay covering the various things that I like about this amazing piece of software.

For the maiden voyage I focus on masking techniques using the very powerful but often overlooked layer masks. Layer masks allow you to hide and reveal various parts of a layer using the paint brush tool without doing any actual erasing. This in turn, works into a brief discussion about non-destructive editing and how these techniques can benefit your workflow and ultimately the quality of your work.

Tutorial 01 – Layer Masks is available now in the Tutorials Gallery.

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