Layer Masking

Sunday  |  August 2nd, 2015

Graphic artists use layers of imagery and typesetting within graphic design software, such as Photoshop and Illustrator. These layers stack one on top of another to create a total composition.  Layer masking is a technique used to reveal or hide individual areas of a particular layer.  This technique creates a complex level of adjustable control when blending multiple graphics.

Top Layer Artwork

Top Layer Mask

Masked Top Layer

Lower Layer

Final Composition