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Layer Masks

November 14, 2017

A layer mask selectively controls the visibility of the different areas of each layer. Each layer mask only affects the layer it’s attached to. Areas of the layer mask that are black conceal the respective area on the original layer, while areas of the layer mask that are white reveal those areas of the original layer. Just remember “black conceals and white reveals”.  In the first assignment, pictures were combined using the gradient tool with layer masks.  Continue work with Layer Masks is seen in the second assignment, with the addition of Layer Modes. One of the fastest ways to get amazing looking images is by using Blending modes. Each blending mode changes the way that a layer reacts with the layer underneath it.

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