Masking and Selection Basics in Photoshop

How to make clean selections and non-destructive masks to composite objects in Photoshop for product retouching.

Masking is a basic and important technique in photo retouching. With masks, we can make non-destructive changes to the visibility of certain areas on a Photoshop layer.

In this tutorial, Timothy Kou shows you how to create layer masks in Photoshop for compositing and background replacement.

You will learn:

How to create clean selections and paths using the pen tool
How to modify a selection to create a mask that fits in with the object’s background
How to manually modify a mask using the brush tool

 

Creating selections with the Pen tool

Masking and Selection Basics in Photoshop

Keep selections consistent with their backgrounds

Masking and Selection Basics in Photoshop

Manually modify masks with the Brush tool

Masking and Selection Basics in Photoshop

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