Essential Skills for Designers - Masking

Learn everything you need to know about masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

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Learn everything you need to know about masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Masking is an essential skill to master for every graphic designer an is the key to working non-destructively with layers. Although it is a simple concept it can be difficult to understand and learn properly. 

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.

Learning resources

  • 18 Videos

  • 3 Quizzes

  • 2 Texts

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Photoshop Exercise Files

    • Illustrator Exercise Files

    • InDesign Exercise Files

  • 2

    Masking in Photoshop

    • Creating a Layer Mask

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    • Select & Mask

    • Refining Edges

    • Pixel Mask Workflow

    • Frame Tool

    • Clipping Mask Workflow 1

    • Clipping Mask Workflow 2

    • Composition with Masks 1

    • Composition with Masks 2

    • Creating a Vector Mask with the Pen Tool

    • Creating a Vector Mask with Shapes

    • Smart Filter Mask

    • Masking People

  • 3

    Masking in Illustrator

  • 4

    Masking in InDesign

    • Masking with Frames

    • Multiple Frames Method

    • Creating a Cutout

    • Masking with Type

    • Feathering

    • Detect Edges

    • Clipping Paths and Alpha Channels

Instructor

Adobe Certified Instructor

Martin Perhiniak

Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe Max the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world. As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press. Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.

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Reviews

What others have been saying about this course:

Excellent course

Bruce Bromley

Very well put together. Clearly explained. Martin is a fantastic teacher.

Very well put together. Clearly explained. Martin is a fantastic teacher.

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Learnt some great new techniques from this course

Daniel Munene

I can only recommend this course. It covers a lot of useful things and everything is explained in great depth.

I can only recommend this course. It covers a lot of useful things and everything is explained in great depth.

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Excellent

Ashraf Ameen

Excellent course.

Excellent course.

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I learned a lot!

SAM LENG

Thanks for creating such a great course. This is one of the best course I have learned from so far and I will continue studying from you.

Thanks for creating such a great course. This is one of the best course I have learned from so far and I will continue studying from you.

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