How To Use Masks In Photoshop?

What is masking in Photoshop?

Photoshop layer masks control the transparency of the layer they are “worn” by.

In other words, the areas of a layer that are hidden by a layer mask actually become transparent, allowing image information from lower layers to show through.

What is the layer mask for?

Layer masks are a fundamental tool in image manipulations. They allow you to selectively modify the opacity (transparency) of the layer they belong to. This differs from the use of the layer Opacity slider as a mask has the ability to selectively modify the opacity of different areas across a single layer.

How many types of masks are there in Photoshop?

There are two types of masks in Photoshop: layer masks and clipping masks. You’ll find that they are fairly similar in theory, but wildly different in application. Below, we’ll not only learn what these two masks are, but also learn how to use them.

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