How To Use Masks In Photoshop – Complete Resource

Masking is the action of isolating an adjustment to a specific layer or location in your project. In Photoshop, there are a variety of masks available, such as layer masks, clipping masks, and quick masks. Here, you’ll find all the resources you need to master masking of any kind in Photoshop to make selective adjustments easy.

Still feeling stuck in Photoshop? Refer to my Photoshop Tools Guide or my Using Layers In Photoshop Guide to help make related techniques to masking feel easier.

How To Mask In Photoshop – Key Tutorials

All Masking Tutorials:

How To Add A Layer Mask In Photoshop (+ Create A Shortcut)

Learn exactly how to add a layer mask in Photoshop to selectively hide or reveal parts of a layer while saving time with a keyboard shortcut.

How To Apply An Image To A Mask In Photoshop

Learn two different ways to apply an image to a mask in Photoshop to help get more blended and refined adjustments in your projects.

How To Use Quick Masks In Photoshop

Learn how to use a Quick Mask in Photoshop to help refine selections, remove backgrounds, or create simple cut outs without complex tools.

8 Reasons Why You Should Use Layer Masks In Photoshop

Discover exactly why you should use layer masks in Photoshop to better understand how they are useful in your photo editing and design work.

What Are Alpha Channels In Photoshop And How To Use Them

Discover what alpha channels are in Photoshop and how they can be used for easy selections no matter the stage of your project.

How To Use Clipping Masks In Photoshop (Complete Guide)

Start to learn how to use clipping masks in Photoshop along with some helpful tricks to make the most of them in your workflow!

What Is Image Masking And How Is It Used In Photo Editing?

Discover the uses of image masking in post-processing and how you can use it to selectively alter adjustments or transparency in an image.

Why Is My Layer Red In Photoshop? – How To Fix

Did your Photoshop layer suddenly turn red and you don’t know what to do? This post explains what this red highlight means and how to fix it!

How To Use Layer Masks In Photoshop (With Shortcuts!)

Learn how to use layer masks in Photoshop for more control over adjustment layers, removing backgrounds, text layers and more!

How To Invert A Layer Mask In Photoshop

Rather than remaking the entire layer mask, you can use a few shortcuts and techniques to invert the mask you’re already using.

How To Duplicate Or Move Layer Masks In Photoshop

Learn the simple techniques to duplicate or move a layer mask in Photoshop in just a couple of seconds to save more time while editing.