Photoshop Tutorial: Layers & Layer Masks For Beginners

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This is a beginners level tutorial on how to use layers, adjustment layers and layer masking in Photoshop.

If you’ve been confused by layers or layer masking and want to go back to basics then this is the video for you.

I also go into why adjustment layers are critical for non-destructive editing (and why this is a good thing). Curves, levels, hue/saturation etc. These edits can all be made non-destructively using the techniques shown in this tutorial.

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18 Thoughts on “Photoshop Tutorial: Layers & Layer Masks For Beginners

  1. Tim Trots on January 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm said:

    Great vid. Very helpful. But I don’t know why I can only use certain brushes for layer masking.

  2. This Is on January 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm said:

    Wow. I feel like you’ve tough me photoshop. Thanks.

  3. Nithya Reddy on January 29, 2018 at 5:55 am said:

    Bad audio .

  4. DRUMM!NG F0R Y0U on February 3, 2018 at 1:06 am said:

    So, you are always suppose to make a copy for layers? 3:00

  5. thanks . it was the most helpful

  6. Laurie corcoran on February 8, 2018 at 11:01 am said:

    Thanks you:)

  7. misterstitch on February 9, 2018 at 4:28 am said:

    Awesome. Cheers

  8. MiataTravels on February 10, 2018 at 8:03 pm said:

    I’ve satisfied myself with debilitating confusion for years. Thanks for the overview. PS is just slightly less daunting now.

  9. Jeffrey Schwab on February 17, 2018 at 2:23 am said:

    Excellent video for someone who is new to Photoshop like me

  10. Ceilih McGrady on February 17, 2018 at 7:37 pm said:

    Thank you! I can’t believe how hard it is to find this information.

  11. James Duggan on February 23, 2018 at 8:52 am said:


  12. Steven Rice on February 24, 2018 at 8:35 am said:

    Great tutorial!

  13. Shankar Subramaniam on February 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm said:

    Nice and clear. Enjoyed your presentation. Thank you.

  14. Gamingto on February 25, 2018 at 1:06 am said:

    thank you for helping me . i am currently making a gaming channel

  15. JON Gergeceff on March 4, 2018 at 7:20 am said:

    Very nice. Thank you

  16. David Luetchford on March 6, 2018 at 6:52 am said:

    Best tutorial I have seen yet. I now understand the concept much better. Helps that it is in proper English

  17. Malcolm Engineer on March 8, 2018 at 1:10 am said:

    Man!!! that is excellent

  18. Michael Ramirez on March 8, 2018 at 5:45 am said:

    very helpful thanks

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