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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

Keep selections consistent with their backgrounds

Manually modify masks with the Brush tool

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