Multiple Masks on One Layer in Photoshop Trick How you can add two or more masks on the same layer in Adobe Photoshop

In this video tutorial photographer Nathaniel Dodson (from the website tutvid) shares a cool trick on how you can add two or more masks on the same layer in Adobe Photoshop.

Sometimes when you are doing composite images and you have a mask you might want to add another one layer, this can be done for a bunch of reasons, Dodson, for example, demonstrates in the video doing a second separate pass of fixing a model’s hair but it can be very useful for adding different textures to text (one mask for each texture).

Doing this is super simple – just group the layer with the first mask (from the menu go to Layer>group layer) and add another mask to the group and that is it. Super simple.

Now since this one was so quick and easy here is a bonus video from Dodson fast and easy way to erase background in Photoshop.

A fast & powerful way to erase backgrounds in Photoshop

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You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check Dodson’s previous videos here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. 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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  1. “Doing this is super simple – just group the layer with the first mask (from the menu go to Layer>group layer) and add another mask to the group and that is it. Super simple.” – Thanks for this very simple yet very helpful and powerful advice.

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