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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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A Deeper Look Into Layer Masks

LET’S TAKE A DEEPER LOOK INTO LAYER MASKS AND SOME OF THE COOL THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THEM

Layer masks aren’t just for collaging and blending photos, they’re actually a very powerful selection and design tool. Let’s take a look at a real project and see how layer masks can be used to make something appear in a photo that it didn’t originally appear in. Plus, you’ll see the effect of stacking multiple layers with layer masks on top of each other for an even better result.

Step 1: Open the Images for the Masking Project

Open the photos that you want to bring together with layer masks. In this example, I’ve got a photo of an LCD screen and a photo of a woman skiing. We’ll use layer masks to make it appear as if she ...

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