So what is masking?

  1. A mask is a VERY special black & white (grayscale) layer - no colors are allowed
  2. A mask is typically attached (linked to) a normal content layer
  3. Masks can also be attached (linked to) Adjustment Layers and smart objects
  4. Masking is the process of hiding layer pixels, adjustment and filters
  5. Remember: "White reveals, Black conceals and greys do the in-betweens"
  6. Knowledge of masking separates the Photoshop novice from the enlightened
  7. Masking is 'must have' Photoshop skill
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