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How’d They Do That? No. 17: PSE Layer Masks

How’d They Do That? No. 17: PSE Layer Masks
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This mini lesson focuses on how you can use ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 8 (and earlier) to simulate the layer mask capabilities found in Adobe Photoshop and PSE9. If you use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements 9, please see the “How’d They Do That? No. 27: PS/PSE9 Layer Masks” tutorial in the store.

You will learn how to:

  • create adjustment layers
  • alter layer masks to combine layers nondestructively
  • create a custom sepia tone image
  • use linear and radial gradients
  • use keyboard shortcuts to improve your workflow
  • and much more!
This lesson includes:
A 13-page, full-color pdf with screen shots (in PSE 6.0) and step-by-step instructions for Photoshop Elements users
Two papers, one stacked vintage frame element, one photo wrap, and one pressed flower, all designed by Katie Pertiet

You will need:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 or earlier
Adobe Acrobat
A photograph

While I do provide every step necessary to complete the techniques, it is helpful to have some experience with opening and closing files and a basic knowledge of the Photoshop Elements workspace.

This information was previously distributed in a “How’d They Do That?” Chat. If you participated in that chat, you already have this product. File Size: 10MB

LP629620 Designer: Cassie Jones

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Vivian Short - 11/25/2010 5 of 5 Stars!
This is an excellent tutorial. My page turned out beautifully the very first time.
Lynne Anzelc - 02/16/2009 5 of 5 Stars!
I highly recommend this tutorial to all levels. It is fabulous, easy to read and easy to follow. The results were gorgeous. Thank you Cassie! lynnea
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