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Why erase permanently when you can use a layer mask to give yourself many more options?
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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.
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