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ManipT+T Layer Masks Explained by kuschelirmel-stock ManipT+T Layer Masks Explained by kuschelirmel-stock
Uploading older tutorials for migration of #photoshop-tutorials' gallery to the new groups system - I didn't remember I had this many uploaded just over there ^^;

First uploaded: April 24, 2005



This is also one of my earliest tutorials and it's still one of my favourites. It explains the much-dreaded and often overlooked Layer Masks feature in Photoshop. No photomanipulator should go wihout this :nod:

IMPORTANT: This tutorial was written for Photoshop 7 and therefore, some expressions may be slightly different from what Adobe uses in the newer CS versions. It shouldn't be a problem though.


:bulletblue: If you use this I'd love to see (and fave)!

Stock from !KahnInteractive, ~Eden-stock, ~dreamstock, ~i-stock, ~body-stock

:bulletpurple: For more kuschelirmel tutorials go here [link]
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3feathers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Excellent tutorial. Thank you! It's always great to go back and review some of the basics.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome! :love:
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SecretLineage Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clear and excellent tutorial! I'll be sure to link you when I use this next. And it will definitely make blending my backgrounds SO much easier!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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midnightwillow11195 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Been going through your tutorials and I have to say, AMAZING! Both your tutorials AND your art! You have earned yourself a new watcher!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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Dandeira Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you for this!!
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ATGunn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thank you so much for the tutorials!!!
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
My only problem is that CS3 has "Clipping masks", not layer masks. Plus, there's a arrow pointing down when I make a layer a clipping mask instead of the chain.
Are they pretty much the same thing?

Sorry for the really stupid question.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it has both - what you found was a clipping mask which uses the layer underneath to determine the visible pixels. You need to click on the layer mask symbol underneath the layers palette to get a layer mask as described above. the tutorial was written for PS7 quite some years ago, anything that version had is in the later ones too.
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