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How to Mask in Photoshop 2020 - Select and Mask Tutorial

Updated: Oct 9


This is a tutorial I made for B&H demonstrating the different masking tools in Photoshop. Masking is a key part of photoshop and editing, but can be daunting to someone who is new to using Photoshop. This breaks down all the different methods of masking and pathing which can be used for image composites or localized image adjustments like exposure or color.


The newest version of Photoshop has also added several "smart tools" that can analyze an image and create selections for you. These are helpful for removing object or people from a background and the refinement tools make it simple to mask out hair which has always been tricky.


This tutorial covers how to use the Lasso Tools, Pen Tools, Select and Mask Tools as well as the auto selection tools that Photoshop offers.

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