Quick and Dirty Processing Tips – Retro Photoshop Technique Using Quick Mask for Local Selections

Back in the early days of Photoshop, one of the easiest ways to paint on a selection was by using Quick Mask. Of course, now there are a million and one ways to do the same thing but even with all the innovations in making local selections, Samantha and I still find we go back to our tried and true method of using Quick Mask. If you want to learn more about how we do this see our eBook 7 Quick and Dirty Processing Shortcuts for Lazy Photographers and watch the free videos below:


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  1. cw
    March 12, 2014

    Thanks for this retro post 🙂 I’ve been meaning to search for a refresher on quick mask for a while. There are just so many ways to do stuff in PS its easy to forget stuff.


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    April 2, 2014

    Nicce blog! Is your theme custom made or
    did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blokg shine.
    Please let me know here you got your design.
    Bless you


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