Effective Layer Masks
A CreativeCOW Photoshop Video Tutorial
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©2007 Richard Harrington and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington teaches how to use layer masks and explains why you will never have to use the eraser tool on a graphic ever again because you can use layer masking to mask or hide pixels in your image instead of destroying them. This technique allows you to go back in the future and adjust the mask and reveal elements that would have otherwise been erased. Richard uses the blur tool and the smudge tool to soften the layer mask and create the appearance of a more believable composite.
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