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The Beginner's Guide to Masking in Photoshop

with Jesús Ramirez

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   04 Quick Masks Mode


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About The Class

Improve the Look of Your Images

If you want complete control over of your retouching, compositing and designing in Adobe® Photoshop®, you’ve got to know how to mask. The problem is, masking can be a confusing, hard-to-understand process. In this class, Jesus Ramirez will teach you advanced techniques that even beginners can follow to build excellent and editable masks. You’ll learn how to mask and extract objects in Photoshop with Layer Masks, Clipping Masks, Blend if and more. The skills you learn will help you take your composites and retouching to the next level.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    What are Selections and Layer Masks?

  3. 03

    Quick Selection Tool

  4. 04

    Quick Masks Mode

  5. 05

    Select & Mask Space

  6. 06

    Color Range

  7. 07

    Channel Based Selections

  8. 08

    Blend If to Hide or Reveal

  9. 09

    Using Brushes to Refine Selection

  10. 10

    Using Brushes to Paint in Detail


Meet Your Expert

Jesús Ramirez

Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. He is an Adobe Community Professional, and a content creator for the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog. Jesús is best known as the founder of the ... read more

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  • Gary Price

    Gary Price

    May 2018

    Probably mistitled as "for beginners" Moves very quickly, sometimes without clearly describing actions taken. This is fast paced and often assumes that the listener is very familiar with photoshop. Good tips if you are already familiar...

  • James Gillmore

    January 2020

    Could not follow along as easy because he was jumping all over the place. Not explaining in detail of how to do. Not a good masking class for step by step.

  • Greg Stanphill

    Greg Stanphill

    March 2019

    I just bought this class and he contradicts often, speed talks and to me, he is not a good teacher and this is for beginners, I think not!

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