Photoshop Layer Mask

At Pic Buz, we have at our disposal several key image techniques that will help improve your images so that you can use them for your business. One Photoshop technique that we utilize is masking. A Photoshop Layer Mask utilizes a technique that manipulates the image layers so that the image is reduced to the monochromatic scale. This means that the image will only contain colors between black and white.

Next, we add the layer mask on top of the image so that we can control how visible the image appears. Our designers always have the option of reverting the image back to the level of color originally if it needs to be re-edited. If this isn’t needed, the black and white layer is used to add focus or remove aspects of the final product. The black area hides the section of the image you don’t want, and the white section is the part of the image that you want to be visible. With this technique, we can easily remove people, objects, and backgrounds from an image seamlessly.


Why You Should Use Layer Mask

  • It’s a great method to help manage images with fuzzy edges
  • When the images have transparency
  • When you have an image featuring a model with a lot of hair

Our Process

At Pic Buz, our team is well-versed in the Photoshop layer mask process. In fact, while this process is very complex, our team can typically use layer masking on an image and can complete a project within a very short period. We use the Quick Selection Tool, and then use the built-in layer masking tool to create a black and white overlay for the image. Next, our team refines the mask edge to accommodate for textures like feathers, hair, or fur. This way, the image is as accurate as possible.

All of this is done by hand so that you can rest assured that all of the aspects of the image that you want to keep are kept. Photoshop has a fairly robust set of functions when it comes to layer masking, but it definitely takes a lot of practice to fully master this function. This is why you can trust our talented designers to help remove the aspects of your image using layer masking.

What Makes Our Work So Special

There are very few companies that can use this process to its fullest potential. Layer masking using Photoshop is a great way to ensure that your image’s integrity remains intact, but complex aspects that are fuzzy or ill-defined can be lost if the designer isn’t up to par. At Pic Buz, we have brilliant designers that truly understand this process, which means that we fully understand how to accurately use the tools available in Photoshop to cut out the most important parts of your images.

We do everything by hand, which means that you won’t have to worry about the inaccuracies that can occur when automated software is used. Our team can adapt quickly to the job – no matter what the particulars are. Similarly to our other Photoshop offerings, we always guarantee a fast turnaround. Have questions? Contact our team, and we can help you out.