What is Image Masking?
Image masking is another method of editing the contents of an image. It is a process by which an editor selects portions of an image to reveal or hide from viewers. The masks are non-destructive, and you can tweak these masks at any time during the editing process. Photographers use masks in all sorts of imaging situations. Digital artists make use of masks for creating image composites. Tweak product images with masks. The editor may choose to remove small objects from a scene or layer in multiple views of the same product. The use of masks allows editors to become very creative in the images created. Many artists will use masks to create collages.
Common types of masks include layer masks, clipping masks, and alpha channel masking which is a much more complicated method of creating masks. Only experienced Photoshoppers will use alpha channel masks. The other two types of masks are less complicated and much easier to apply.
Masks have all kinds of uses. Some of these include the removal of a background through a translucent object like clear plastic bags, or masks can be used to isolate a model’s swimsuit and change the color. The uses of masks are limitless. It serves all types of purposes when editing images.