This Is a Good Introduction to How to Use Layer Masks in Photoshop: 7 Tips & Tricks

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows you how to use layer masks in Photoshop in a simple and straightforward manner while offering seven layer mask tips.

“If you’re currently using Photoshop, chance are it’s because of layers,” Smith says in the video. “The most important thing inside of layers and the most powerful tool are layer masks. Some people are a little bit confused about how they work and that shouldn’t be the case because layer masks are actually very simple. By the end of this tutorial, you’re going to understand exactly how they work and how to use them.”

Smith has provided several easy-to-understand Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials in recent weeks on what some might consider to be complex subjects. You also watch this video with some simple secrets on how to use Curves in Photoshop, and this tutorial with five helpful Photoshop tips you probably didn’t know about.

We’d also recommend this how-to feature from Smith on how to get razor sharp images in Photoshop with the help of a “secret” tool. You can also, of course, catch more of his videos on photoshopCAFE’s YouTube page.

Via Imaging Resource