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Layer Masks – Part 1

As I mentioned in my last video, I see layers as being about the most powerful tool there is in Photoshop, Elements, and all the good photo editing packages.

Within the topic of layers there are two specific areas that I would define as being the most powerful aspects of layers. These are layer masks and Adjustment layers. In this video, and the next, I will address the former of these, the wonderful layer mask.

As you may have discovered by now, layer masks are not available in Elements in their native form. I will therefore be using Photoshop CS3 to demonstrate the use of layers. However, fear not, as there is a way you can “cheat” in Elements and work with layer masks the same way you would in Photoshop CS3 … but that is something I will address in the next video.

Even though you may not be using Photoshop do watch this video as it explains the principles involved, which you will need an understanding of to then apply them in Elements.

I will try and get the second half of this video up within the next day, so I don’t leave anyone hanging for too long.

Simon
http://darksideofthelens.com

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4 Responses to “Layer Masks – Part 1”

  1. PlugIM.com Says:

    Layer Masks – Part 1…

    I see layers as being about the most powerful tool there is in Photoshop, Elements, and all the good photo editing packages. Here is a video covering the fundamentals of layer masks for photoshop and photoshop elements….

  2. stephen Says:

    WoooW! amazing! thanks =D =D =D ill try do it right now

  3. Natator Says:

    Glad you liked it Stephen. Let me know how you get on 🙂

  4. rs bot Says:

    hahaha i like it! cool post. thanks

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