How To Mask in Adobe Photoshop

On this video tutorial, photographer Terry White gets back to basic in Photoshop and demonstrates how to use making in Adobe Photoshop.

Masking is an important feature in Photoshop for many years. The best way to think about masking is as a layer which is a transparency – you can either reveal or cover parts of anything below it using a mask depending on the color of your brush (black or white). One good tip White has in this video is to press ALT on PC or Option on MAC when you add a mask to have it black instead of white and allow you to uncover parts of the mask (using a white brush).

You can check out several more advanced videos demonstrating the use of layer masks in Photoshop so you can get a more deep understanding of what you can actually do with this technique.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can check out Terry White’s previous videos on LensVid here.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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