• Sunday , 7 June 2020

Eraser tool & Layer masking Ep13/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

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As you create in Photoshop, In order to craft your images and your composition you will often experience the challenging task of extracting various parts out of an image, or removing parts away.

In Photoshop there are various methods you can use to modify an image to cut a specific part out or remove away the parts you do not wish to include in your design.

In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate a number of ways you can do this. Later in this video I will be recommending the best practice for such a task.

I will also be referencing some additional videos I have created previously. These videos will go into more depth on some of the topics I will cover in this video.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.


Mask with brush tool:

Mask with pen tool:

Topics Covered

00:02:38 Erasing pixels
00:08:03 Layer masking
00:15:40 Essential training

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

W – Magic Wand tool
E – Eraser tool
B – Brush tool
X – Swap foreground & background colour

cmd (Ctrl PC) + D – Deselect Selection
cmd (Ctrl PC) + alt + Z – Undo multiple steps
cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + I – Invert selection




Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:


Download the PDF from the overview video here:




00 – The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop | Course overview & breakdown

This video is part of a 33 part course:


01 – Interface Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

02 – Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Photoshop

03 – Raster Image principles in Adobe Photoshop

04 – Image size, Dimension, & Resolution in Adobe Photoshop

05 – Layers in Adobe Photoshop

06 – Common file types in Adobe Photoshop

07 – Colour in Adobe Photoshop

08 – 10 Handy tips for beginners to Adobe Photoshop


09 – Making selections in Adobe Photoshop

10 – Copy & paste in Adobe Photoshop

11 – Transform tools in Adobe Photoshop

12 – Using brushes in Adobe Photoshop

13 – Eraser tool & Layer masking

14 – Shape tool in Adobe Photoshop

15 – Type principals in Adobe Photoshop

16 – Layer styles in Adobe Photoshop

17 – Paths & the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop

18 – Smart objects in Adobe Photoshop

19 – Colour adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

20 – Adjustment layers in Photoshop

21 – Filters in Photoshop

22 – Blending modes in Adobe Photoshop

23 – Saving in Adobe Photoshop


24 – Setting up a document

25 – 3D paper type effect

26 – Rainbow & clouds illustration

27 – Manage complexity and working smart

28 – Decorating an origami paper bird

29 – Create a origami bird logo

30 – Adding type to the design

31 – Save for print in Adobe Photoshop

32 – Adapt a print design for a web banner

33 – Save for web in Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Photoshop course and all associated files created and composed by Gareth David of TastyTuts.com
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Content may be distributed freely for educational purposes only
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  1. Prabhu CP
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Masking was always a confusion even after going to a course. But you teach it so easily

  2. Giga Motskobili
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    4:03 For earlier photoshop users deleting objects might not work.I found this

    `We need to merge the group in order to nudge the selection.

    Select the group from Layers palette (pressing Ctrl+E is going to do the job of two lines below)

    Right-click on the group

    Choose Merge Group

    Hint: It's better to duplicate the group and hide it before merging so that we can edit layers in the group when we need them.

    Select the group from Layers palette

    Right-click on the group

    Choose Duplicate Group…

    To hide this group, click the "eye" icon next to its thumbnail`

  3. Irad Martinez
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    I don't see the link to download the pdf
    Best tutorials though

  4. Art Star
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Can you do one for Unity please your videos help me alot

  5. Art Star
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Can you do one for Unity please your videos help me alot

  6. Art Star
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Can you do one for Unity please your videos help me alot

  7. Simply Doing
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    adobe ps cc 2019, "Mask EdgE" option not visible ! how to get it ?

  8. Chen Z
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    thanks from Seoul. that is really helpful !!!

  9. Mohammed Dh Abbas
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Thank you so much! you are the best teacher out there!!!!

  10. Thomas
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Just excellent – inspired here in Ireland!

  11. gems8582
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Thank you SO much for your amazing informative videos Gareth! I really appreciate them. You explain in such an easy to understand way. A good mantra for layer masks is, "White reveals and black conceals!" Lol

  12. Sahil Kamboj
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    what you are doing through these qualitative tuts, is called "SEWA BHAVNA" in Sikh Religion.
    you are doing great work.
    May God Bless You, Gareth.

  13. Patricia Mullings
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    where is the download link? im not seeing it

  14. nikhil dussa
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Thank you so much Gareth _/_ I cleared all my doubts with this tutorial 🙂

  15. sushant Dai
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    the best tutorial channel ever seen in youtube.
    you are so much hardworking dude. thanks alot for this

  16. Alexander
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Fourteenth ♥~~~~ Best tutorials hands down!!!

  17. mohit saraswat
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    These tutorials helped me a lot .They are better than any paid tutorial

  18. mufeed khazi
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Hi when i use poygonol laso tool to draw if i miss the point or design its not pointed it came outside the line that time what shall i do i have do from starting or shall i continue..

  19. علاء الدندن
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    I'm using a Photoshop 2018, and they're many differnces comparing it to the previous ones.

  20. Haseeb Kazmi
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Press ALT and RIGHT CLICK (both continuously) for a short cut to brush size and opacity . He uses a shortcut 15:34 but doesn't elaborate. Excellent tutorial though 🙂

  21. Ahmed Elbandrawy
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    when i delete the bird at the last part of the videos and get it back the bird's colour is getting to be lighter and idk why ?

  22. taoufik mouadab
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Perfect ! Very Perfect

  23. H R
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Best tutorials I've ever seen ,, I wish I'll get the same instruction For 3ds max,vray>>>thank you so much

  24. Hector Idrogo
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    kioll yourself

  25. AB Saudi
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    thanks a lot man these tutorials are really helpful

  26. Alpha motions
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Dees tuts

  27. Khud Kalamiyan
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    sir my backspace is not removing my selection in adobe.. what might be wrong ?

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    May 9, 2019 at 15:43


  30. Marissa Kaczmarek
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    You really are so clear with your directions and short cuts. The best part about you though is you also explain why PS does what it does for a reason so it makes more sense and it's easier to understand. Thank you!!

  31. Mohamed Akl
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    at 15:22. you was increasing size of brush while using it!
    how could you? 😀

  32. Elzilane Carvalho
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Gareth, it was such a helpful tutorial! Thanks for sharing your knowlegde with us. However, I have a doubt! How can I create different masks for a single layer? For example, I'm working on an architectural visual and I want to have a mask for road, sky, ground […] multiple masks for a single layer so I can treat each one differently.

  33. 01 Tutorials
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    thanks sir great episodes

  34. Osama Ali
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    my ears tool looks like a cross how to make it like circle shape

  35. Joseph Esparza
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43


  36. mauricio aznar
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Good job sir!

  37. Pashto Plus
    May 9, 2019 at 15:43

    Plz sir upload packging brand designing vifeos

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