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What is masking?

Asked by xgunther (446points) August 18th, 2007 from iPhone

in photoshop, what does the term masking entail?

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Perchik's avatar

I know exactly what it does, but it is hard for me to describe. Basically if you draw a star shaped mask and you apply it to photo, the only parts of the photo that are visible are inside that star shape. It doesn't actually delete the rest of the photo, it just hides it.

glial's avatar

Black Conceals and White Reveals = The Masking Mantra

jrpowell's avatar

I would watch this video.. It does a really good job of explaining things.

http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/layermasks

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