Because layer masks are made of pixels like a layer, they offer tremendous control when blending one layer with another. Layer masks accept paint, gradients, density and contrast adjustments, and filters. In today’s Workbench, we’ll add a distressed image to a mask in order to randomize the way the host layer interacts with the layer below.
Because Filter Forge is the world’s best texture and pattern-generating software, we’ll begin by using one of the filters in its library. Then, we’ll explore a similar effect that can be produced using nothing but Photoshop.
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Thanks to an unknown contributor for submitting today’s breathtaking egret image.