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Part III:  Using Layers, Masks, and Paths  >  Adding Variety with Masks

Chapter 9. Adding Variety with Masks

If you’ve ever taped off an area while you’re doing a painting project to protect that area from drips and spatters, you’ve created a mask. In Photoshop, you apply a mask to designate part of an image for changes, but shield (mask) the unselected areas against those changes. In this way, you can apply different effects and filters in varying portions of the image or layer. Read on to see how to:

Set options for a quick mask

Work in Quick Mask mode

Create and use a layer mask

Explore mask examples


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