About this week’s episode
Masks are simple pixel areas that are visible or hidden on certain layers. For example; if you’ve applied a layer with a certain effect and you either want to reduce the effect or only reveal a certain part of the layer, applying a mask makes this possible. There are many techniques using tools to create effects before or after applying a mask. Two simple way to use masks:
- Applying a mask keeps the effect visible and areas can be brushed out.
- Inverting the mask hides the effect and areas can be brushed in.