Masking

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by nala, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. nala

    nala TPF Noob!

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    I'm still pretty new to PS. What is the difference between creating a mask and using the black paintbrush to "undo" different areas and just using the Eraser tool to erase out the parts you don't want the change applied to?
     
  2. Buckster

    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Using the eraser, the information is gone once you've saved. Using a mask, that information is always there, able to be restored at will. There's also a whole slew of mask modification tweak abilities that the eraser doesn't provide.
     

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