Whether youre an experienced Photoshop user or a beginner, this course will get you up to speed with one of the most important skills in photo editing: Creating layer masks effectively and efficiently.
In the 21 lessons of this course, you will learn everything about layer masking starting at the basics, all the way to the most advanced techniques.
All the techniques explained in this course revolve around one central question: How can you create complex layer masks quickly and precisely? Layer masks are at the core of the most powerful techniques available in Photoshop. They allow you the blend the contents of different layers in many ways. If you are not using layer masks, any adjustment you apply to an image applies to all the pixels. These global adjustments can already take you a long way. But the real power of Photoshop and its smaller sibling Photoshop Elements lies in selective editing techniques where you adjust different regions of an image in different ways. Layer masks are the key to selective editing because they allow you to isolate regions of an image and process them completely separately.
Creating a precise mask for a specific part of an image can be very complex and time-consuming, unless you know the right tools and how to apply them. It is not surprising that Photoshop provides many different tools for such an essential task. Each of them has its strengths and weaknesses, and each of them is designed to work well for different use-cases.
In this course, I will teach you how to use each one of them. This will enable you to pick the right tool and use it professionally the next time you need to create a challenging mask.