Advanced Adobe Photoshop

Advanced Adobe Photoshop | San Diego

About this workshop

Join us for the day and learn the power of Layer Mask + Smart Objects + Smart Filters and how they can complement your current Photoshop skills!

Layer mask is an editable and removable 8-bit Gray-scale channel that hides all or some of the pixels on a layer, depending on the tools and effects you are applying to it. White areas in a layer mask permit pixels to be seen, black areas hide pixels and gray area hide pixels partially. It is true to say: White Reveals and Black Conceals! With the layer mask thumbnail selected you can edit, deactivate and view the mask. You can move and copy layer mask to other layers at any time.


  • Layer Mask
  • Layer Mask from a Selection
  • Pasting Into/Clipping Mask
  • Images in a Layer Mask
  • Creating Smart Objects and Smart Filters
  • We will create a project using Layer Mask and non destructive composition using Type, Masking and Filters.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Beginning level of Photoshop or familiarity of the UI, Basic Selections and Basic Layers.
  • Please download the latest version of PS CC 2020 or Photoshop CC.
  • Please bring along any kind of a mouse or a Wacom tablet.
  • Instructor will send link to download files 1 day before the class.

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