I can remember when masking in Photoshop was a chore. After all, I’ve been using the program for over 25 years, and it used to be a lot more involved. There were fewer (and less accurate) automatic selection tools, AI was not really a thing (at least with photography post-processing), and the process took forever.
But now, there are a LOT of easy-to-use tools that make it so easy to get a great start on your masking (or do all of the work for you with only a few clicks!). If you struggle to create selections and masks in Photoshop, these tools will soon become your best friends. You can create an automatic selection of the subject, the sky, and even the focus area of your image.
These tools are only the handful of methods that you can create masks to use in YOUR Photoshop edits. Whether you want to create a composite, mask hair, or create detailed selective edits to your images, layers and masks are your biggest friend in Photoshop.
Take a peek at the video below (or watch it over on YouTube) to get the skinny on these easy-to-use tools. And, if you still have questions, please drop a comment below this post.
Automatic Selections in Photoshop — Watch the tutorial:
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