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Chapter 9.  Adding Variety with Masks  > Putting a Mask to Work

Putting a Mask to Work

As was noted earlier in this chapter, a layer mask may behave a bit differently or enable you to do different things, depending on the nature of the layer where you added the mask. This section reviews two examples of how you can use layer masks to adjust or enhance selected content in an image.

Cropping a Photo

To use this technique, make sure the photo to crop appears on its own layer, not on the background layer.


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