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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Forget cutting and pasting – learn the craft of professional montage using advanced masking techniques

Project 1

Creative Montage

Masks can be used to control which pixels are concealed or revealed on any image layer except the background. If the mask layer that has been used to conceal pixels is then discarded the original pixels reappear. This approach to montage work is termed ‘non-destructive’. In the full version of Photoshop the mask can be applied to any layer. In Photoshop Elements layer masks are only available on adjustment layers, but these can be used to mask the pixels on the layer, or layers, above.

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