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Layer Masks for Beginners

with Dave Cross

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About The Class

Create, Edit and Use Layer Masks

Using Layer Masks is one of the keys to success in Adobe® Photoshop®. We’ll start at square one and work through all the key aspects of creating, editing and using Layer Masks.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Why Not Erase or Delete?

  3. 03

    Add a Mask

  4. 04

    Make a Mask From a Selection

  5. 05

    Select & Mask

  6. 06

    Automatic Masks

  7. 07

    The Magic of Overlay

  8. 08

    Mask with Paste Into

  9. 09

    Select & Mask Button

  10. 10

    Clipping Masks

  11. 11

    Mask with Properties Panel

  12. 12

    Useful Shortcuts with Masks


Meet Your Expert

Dave Cross

For 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since 1987, Dave has taught Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe InDesign® to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of ... read more

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  • artmaltman


    May 2017

    Dave Cross is a superb teacher and this is a superb class. Very clear explanations, well organized, and the demonstrations are spot on. I thought that I already understood masking but really I had just scratched the surface of the topic. Learned a lot of useful techniques. Thanks Dave!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    May 2017

    Dave is an amazing instructor and even though this is for beginners he takes you to intermediate. Amazing class learned and learned. Thank you!!!

  • Tony Walker

    Tony Walker

    July 2017

    Enjoyed the course. Now that I am of an age where I tend to forget more than I remember having this course will help when I want to mask something. I can always come back to a specific video for a reminder. How many folks out there follow a tutorial and think great, then a week later you go back and say how on earth did I do that. Having access to this course is great especially if you are not photoshopping everyday.

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