Quick Photoshop Tip: Copy Layer Masks from one layer to another

Easy-peasy: In the Layers palette, copy a layer mask by holdingĀ Alt+Ctrl/Cmd, clicking the desired layer mask and dragging it to the destination layer. Move a layer mask by simply dragging it off the present layer onto the desired layer in the Layers palette. To invert the layer mask (to darken a background instead of lighting […]

The Art of Ruthlessness: Self-critique for beginners

Being your own toughest critic Of all the skills that one may acquire as a photographer this is among the more crucial. There are a few articles online about this but they seem to dwell on the act of picking out the cream of the crop of your finished photos. I’d like to extend this […]