Masking the obvious

Seattle postcard created using layer masks.

Seattle postcard created using layer masks.

Layer masks are a tool that allow nondestructive modifications to images in Photoshop. They are a powerful tool, but underutilized by graphic designers. Over the past couple weeks students have been working through exercises and exploring what layer masks can do. This piece was created as an in-class tutorial with a basic photo, shot by the instructor, and a public domain map modified slightly to add perspective.

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