Essential Skills for Designers - Masking

Learn everything you need to know about masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. | taught by Martin Perhiniak Watch Intro Video
  • 18 Videos
  • 3 Quizzes
  • 3 Texts

Course Curriculum

Useful Resources for Creative Professionals
Useful Resources
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Basic concept of masking
Black hides, White shows
Basic masking workflow
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Masking techniques with Photoshop
Masking adjustments
Creative masking example
Masking with gradients
Masking hair
Masking objects
Effects with Vector masks
Clipping mask
Retouching with masking
Advanced masking with multiple masks
Masking in Photoshop
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Masking techniques with Illustrator
Clipping mask
Clipping mask
Clipping mask
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Masking techniques with InDesign
Image in a frame
Feather effects
Feather effects
Masking in InDesign
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Course description

Learn everything you need to know about masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Masking is one of the most essential concepts in graphic design and it is the foundation to work non-destructively with layers. Although it is a simple concept it is difficult to understand. This course thoroughly explains everything you need to know about masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Starting with the basic concept of masking you can learn lots of advanced creative techniques to work more efficiently on your designs and artwork.
The course includes:
  1. 17 instructional video tutorials
  2. Quizzes about the techniques learnt in each section
  3. Exercise files used in the course to help follow along and practice
  4. Essential Skills for Designers & Career Guide PDF
  5. Design Terminology PDF
  6. Useful Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
  7. Collection of Useful websites for Designers PDF
  8. Certificate of completion
How long will the course take to complete?
This course will take only 2 hours to complete, but it will take some time to put all the techniques into practice.
How the course is structured?
The course is structured into 17 videos, each explaining a specific masking technique or scenario. It is recommended to watch the videos in order of the outline but you can also choose to watch them individually. After each section you can take Quizzes to revise the crucial techniques and definitions learnt on the way.
Why take this course?
Easy. If you want to get a job as a designer either being employed or freelancing, you have to know how to do masking properly. This course will make you very confident about this essential skill for designers. This course is for you if you are planning to take your Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills to the next level and want to become a Pro in no time.
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Martin  Perhiniak
Martin Perhiniak
Yes I'm a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

You can find lots of useful free tutorials from him on his Pinterest board if you want to see how he teaches and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be updated about his latest projects.