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
    Useful Resources for Creative Professionals
    • Useful Resources
  • 2
    Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Basic concept of masking
    • Black hides, White shows
    • Basic masking workflow
  • 3
    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
  • 4
    Masking techniques with Illustrator
    • Clipping Mask
    • Opacity Mask
    • Masking in Illustrator
  • 5
    Masking techniques with InDesign
    • Image in a frame
    • Clipping Mask with Frames
    • Feather effects
    • Masking in InDesign
  • 6
    Conclusion
    • What's next?

Instructor

  • Martin  Perhiniak

    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