We was talking about was getting a layer mass to apply to more than one layer so like here I have three layers I'll change name of the background, but if I were to take these three layers and select them I had the bottom layer selected I just held shift to get in clicked on the top one I can put them into a folder at the bottom of my layers panel you'll see the folder icon and if I have photoshopped cc when I click on that with multiple layers active, he puts him in it now if you don't have photoshopped cc though it wouldn't automatically put them inside that when I clicked on it instead it would create an empty one and then they'd have to drag him on top in old versions of photo shop to get it to put them in. You'd have to hold on the shift key when you click that icon, but they've noticed that everybody is complaining about why is this a two step process so they changed it in cc so if you have an old version when you have multiple layers selected whole downshift and click on the fold...
er, then once you have that folder you can add a lair mask to it and now that layer mask will affect all of the layers that are inside the folder so therefore I could hide all those layers with a single mask
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Ben Willmore - Understanding Layer Masks - Reference Guide.pdf
The best instructor I have seen on Creative Live. Unlike so many other courses, there's no fluff here. He doesn't waste time showing you examples of his work to impress you with how good he is. He doesn't tell you stories about how crazy or funny or frustrating any of his photo shoots have been. He just gives you practical information in a perfectly understandable way. Creative Live could use more like him.
Ben is definitely one of the best Photoshop instructors on Creative Live, or anywhere else. He seems to teach more per minute than anyone, and this class is no exception. I love the little gems of useful, often priceless information that he is constantly dropping into the course. Great class, highly recommended.
Ben does a great job with Photoshop and is very good at explaining Layers and masking. Ben is a good instructor and keeps the course interesting.