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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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The Only Layer Mask “Gotcha”

THERE’S ONE LITTLE DIFFERENCE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REGULAR LAYER MASKS BEFORE MOVING ON

Okay, you got me. I lied earlier. Really, it was just a tiny lie. I said earlier that there was no difference between the layer mask that was added automatically with the adjustment layer and the layer mask that you add to a regular layer. Well, that’s not totally true. There is a very small difference. When we added the adjustment layers, all you had to do was click anywhere on the adjustment layer to edit its layer mask. Well, with a regular layer mask, it actually matters where you click on the layer.

Step 1: Open Two Photos to Blend Together

First, go ahead and open two photos. They could be of anything, but I take any ...

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