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Understanding Layers and Masks: Learn My Processing Secrets! w/ Betty Wiley

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: Members $65 | Non – Members $75


Proficiency with layers and masks is such an important part of using Photoshop and I always feel that it is the “heart and soul” of what makes Photoshop such a powerful imaging editor. During this class, you will learn how and when to use layers and masks in Photoshop and some the editing tips and tricks that I use when I process my images in Photoshop. This is one of my most popular classes and one of my favorites because you are going to be amazed at how powerful layers can be and (hopefully!) how simple they are to use once you understand “the basics”.

During class I will cover:

Use of layers and masks including how and when to use them

Editing non-destructively, using layers

Use of adjustment layers and other types of layers, including fill layers

How to work with masks

Other editing “secrets” ?

Use of blend modes with layers

I will be teaching this class using Photoshop CC 2019. This workshop will be an intensive, hands-on class and I will supply practice files for everyone to work with on a thumb drive. I will provide by a step-by-step demonstration and we will work on files together. I will also provide complete instructions on everything that is covered to all participants after class so there will be no need to take notes.

Class Prerequisites: This is not an “Intro to Photoshop class” and therefore this class assumes students are familiar with Photoshop, including how to open and access files, how to navigate the program, etc. Students should have a recent version of Photoshop already installed and working properly as there won’t be time during class to load software or to do any trouble-shooting with software that isn’t working properly. Basic computer skills are required.


January 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cape Cod Art Center
3480 Route 6A
Barnstable, Ma., MA United States
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