How to Use Photoshop Layer Masks in Digital Painting: 5 Tips

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Learn how to use layer masks on your next digital painting here:

Think of layer masks as a ‘non-destructive’ Eraser Tool…

They make it possible to hide, rather than delete, parts of your layer. This gives you a lot of flexibility, allowing you to bring back your hidden values again at any time.

Though many painters understand the basic principles of how layer masks work, Photoshop actually gives us some very powerful tools that make them infinitely more powerful.

We’ve gathered 5 incredibly useful tips, that are guaranteed to improve your digital paintings! Watch this tutorial to learn:

✓ The secret to stacking layer masks within layer masks
✓ How to transform entire texture files or photos into layer masks
✓ How to preserve hard edges of your choosing in your layer masks, no matter what else you paint on them

And much more!


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