About this lesson
Why erase permanently when you can use a layer mask to give yourself many more options?
There are no related exercise files for this lesson, or we cannot provide them due to copyright issues.
Why erase permanently when you can use a layer mask to give yourself many more options.
When to use
This is a basic go-to approach for hiding and revealing part of the image you are working with. Simple and effective it allows you to erase parts of the image non-destructively. This is a core skill.
Add a layer mask (for protection)
- Click on the 'add layer mask' icon at the bottom of your layers panel
- The icon to the right of the layer icon will be all white
- Simple rule is that: white is visible, black is hidden
Brush instead of erase, brush instead of ‘start over’
- Choose the brush tool and make the color black
- Brush over the area of the image that you want to remove
- If you make a mistake, then switch the color to white and brush over it again
Use the brush settings (opacity, harness, size, etc.) in anyway you like. Even brush shapes will add an effect.
Lesson notes are only available for subscribers.