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Mixed Masking in Photoshop

July 10, 2012

In our last installment, we looked at masking with the pen tool in Photoshop. The pen tool is a powerful way to create nice smooth paths – which can be used to create nice, smooth selections and [More]

Masking with The Photoshop Pen Tool

June 26, 2012

Creating a good mask is one of the essential skills in compositing images within Photoshop. Recognizing the right tool for the masking job is an art in itself. Today, we’ll look at an often overlooked, but highly effective way of creating a very good mask – using the Pen Tool in Photoshop. [More]

3D Masking and Animation in Photoshop CS5

October 9, 2011

Using Photoshop CS5 Extended, you can create opacity masks for your 3D objects. A 3D opacity mask works like a regular layer mask, except that it shows or hides the 3D surface itself. Once you’ve created your 3D model, why not add some animation to really set things off? [More]

Add Some Drama with Photoshop

September 13, 2011

Today’s tip is a simple but powerful trick to create a more powerful mood within your photos, using Photoshop with just some adjustment layer and masking techniques. I first saw Eddie Tapp use a [More]

How to Make Photoshop Clipping Masks

July 12, 2011

In today’s video tip, learn how to create and use a clipping mask within Photoshop. Clipping masks can be used like a digital cookie cutter, to provide a quick and easy way to use the shape and [More]

Smart Brush and the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements

April 18, 2011

Elements really has come of age recently and the release of Elements 9 with all its improvements and new features makes it a consideration of both amateur and professional photographers. In this video Gavin Hoey shows us one feature of Elements that makes editing images that much easier, the Smart Brush. [More]

Using the Photoshop Masks Panel

January 11, 2011

In the past several tips I’ve explored ever more deeply into the art of creating selections. Of course, one of the primary uses of selections is to create a mask, in order to non-destructively hide [More]

Photoshop Selection Power Tips

December 14, 2010

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at Selection Basics and Selection Techniques using Photoshop CS5, and we’ve developed a fundamental framework of understanding about selections, masks and [More]

Selection Basics in Photoshop

November 30, 2010

Way back in my early days of learning Photoshop, selections were a mystery to me. Sometimes they made perfect sense, and other times they were nothing but a source of frustration. This cloudy [More]

An Introduction to Masks

September 27, 2010

Masks a re a hugely powerful feature inside Photoshop and now they’ve been added to Photoshop Elements. In this 2 minute video TipSquirrel gives us an introduction to Masks to set us on our [More]

Layer Masks – In Elements Too!

June 18, 2010

Its a pleasure to welcome a new contributor to the Nut House! Stuart Little a well respected photographer and photoshop educator with over 18 years experience in social & commercial photography, [More]