How to use Photoshop layer masks for beginners

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You will learn the basics of working with Layer Masks in this Photoshop tutorial at a beginners pace. Colin Smith shows you exactly how Photoshop Layer masks work. Learn fundamentals, then see it in practice and learn lots of tips. Even experienced users will learn something new.

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42 thoughts on “How to use Photoshop layer masks for beginners

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Thank you so much. This was just fantastic. I am a self taught computer operator. Photoshop was always a mystery to me. Just could not figure our layers and masks and the other different functions. This tutorial cleared a lot of the dust from my mind and I was able to understand a little more than I did before. I'll take your advice and watch this a couple of times more for the info to sink in. Looking forward to your next tutorial.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Excellent video!
    This is one of the best layer mask tutorials ever. Brilliant way to explain it. Very clear. Thanks.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Absolutely great. The 'Top' and 'Bottom' layers explanation seems to do it for me – something I'd always thought intuitively was the case but other tutorials seem to muddle it up and make me more confused. Now that I understand better, I can be more adventurous and progress to do something else. Thank you.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Excellent video, in spite of using that confusing saying " white revels, black conceals" . As a beginner I can tell you that this kind of thing is what makes layer masks so difficult to understand. Black REVELS the bottom layer. Why would you ever use something black to clean a dirty window so that you can see through it??? There really must be a better way to explain this to people.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Colin, you have made the understanding of masks so much easier! My other half and I have a photography business (very small) and love compositing – I am sure that this tutorial is going to help us make our images even better. Thank you!

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Colin, thanks so much for putting your work out there. I'm just getting back into web design after MANY years. Your work was very influential for me in the beginning, and now that I've reignited my passion for creating 'stuff' I have direct access to your knowledge to help me further hone my skills. Much appreciated.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    MADE IT REALLY CLEAR AND EASY TO GRASP THE CONCEPT OF ON AND OFF WITH MASKS! I really enjoyed the tutorial thank you so much

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    I really appreciate your very detailed and helpful tutorial explaining the basics of masks. That is one of the hardest things to learn. I learned something new…the gray 50% mask. This will be very helpful for future editing. Thank you!

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Thank you so very much!! I finally understand how layer masks work and I'll be sharing this with a friend who never use them, but she will after viewing this tutorial. 🙂

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Truly enjoyed this tutorial, Colin. I learned so much from it and I will certainly begin to practice with it a lot more. Just one thing I have been noticing in your tutorials you always refer to your audience and "GUYS" but so many of us are not guys and do not like being referred to as such. Perhaps you could change that reference to something like "FOLKS" or ' FOLLOWS" making your wonderful teaching presentation more inclusive. Please consider my suggestion… with thanks, Cathy

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    It's a very good video for a beginner like me but I tend to lose you as you really get into the details. I am 79 years old and probably have to watch the video a few times to really get the hang of it. Also, practice makes perfect. We have to give more time to practicing.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    I'm on a mask quest so it was helpful. I'll watch it again and again and drill it into my psyche. In other words put in a little work.

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    I'm not a beginner; but no one has explained Layer Masks to me as you did in this tutorial! You make things so easy and clear. Love your logical approach in your tutorials!

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    Thank you so much!!! For years have been avoiding masks because I just couldn't get it – and your step-by step explanation just did it!

  • October 2, 2020 at 14:25
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    This was excellent cleared up a lot of questions I've always had about masks in general! I feel more confident now! Thanks very much Colin!!!!!!

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