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Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 3 by Smashing Magazine

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Unveiling Photoshop Masks

By Tom Giannattasio

Design is a fluid and shifting process in which layers are constantly modified and tweaked. As complexity builds, so does the need for preserving data in a flexible way. Learning non-destructive editing techniques helps you produce documents that bend along with your creativity. Photoshop Masks are the cornerstone of this process. Not only do they preserve important pixel data, but they allow for the creation of flexible interface elements as well. In this chapter, we’ll explore the technical aspects and creative advantages of incorporating masks into your workflow.

Unveiling Photoshop Masks

Photoshop offers five methods of masking: ...

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