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In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial, learn how to add a layer mask to a photo in order to hide any part of the image.
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I’ve opened a picture here that I want to use a layer mask to get rid of part of the picture. I have all these water in here and I really just want to capture this image right here or the turtles on the rock. So a perfect way to do that is to create a layer mask.
Now, if you want more precise kind of a cutout, you’re going to want to use a vector mask, but a layer mask is a really quick way just to mask anything that you want to be hidden in the photo. So if you open up a picture, it’s going to set to this background. You’ll need to change that into an actual layer in order to create a layer mask. So go ahead and double click on it, you can name it if you want, set in the other settings, click OK. Now you have an actual layer.
Now, what you want to do is you want to click on this button at the bottom of your layers palette, add layer mask, and you see you have this white square on that layer. So what you’re going to do now is you’re going to chose the brush tool and then go out and chose whatever size of brush is going to fit best for you. I’m going to choose a pretty large brush and you could make that soft. You might want to change the opacity and then just go in, and you’re going to remove the part that you don’t want in the photo. So the mask covers up what you don’t want to appear. You may find as you get closer to edges, you need to make your brush smaller to get a little more precise. And then of course, you can leave this as is or you can use it in another document to showcase just this portion of your photo.