image masking

Photoshop Image Masking


Image Masking

Image masking is an excellent non-destructive technique used in photoshop to make complex selections, especially of natural or organic objects such as hair, skins where no sharp edges are going from big brushes to small ones, it is easy to trace even the most complicated objects with a little bit patience.

If we simply place two images on top of each other, only the top layer will be visible because the top layer darkens the underlying layers. However, we can apply the mask on the top layer to define which areas of the bottom layer are visible. In this way, drawing the mask on the top layer helps us to show which areas of the bottom layer are visible through it.

Image Masking

Types of Image Masking Services We Provide:

Deep engraving or image cropping is a tedious and time-consuming job for any professional photographer or online retailer. We will try to provide a neat and clean work experience, we work with 24/7 professional image editors. Your success is our priority.


Hair Masking is one of the popular image masking techniques and is especially beneficial when editing model photos or any kind of fashion-related images. It is usually complex to remove small objects, tiny grooves, and unnecessary backgrounds from images. Simple hair masking contains on remove background from a simple single image.



Hair Masking is one of the popular image masking techniques and is especially beneficial when editing model photos or any kind of fashion-related images. It is usually complex to remove small objects, tiny grooves, and unnecessary backgrounds from images. For this reason, it is always advisable to outsource hair masking to an experienced third-party service provider.


In this feature, we add a mask to the required layer and we hide parts of that layer to reveal the underlying layers with the help of the mask. We will provide you an extremely essential masking composition technique for combining many images into one. It will also use to remove a person or object from an image. This service is used to mask fine objects such as; smoke, hair, or feathers, in the background of images.



We save it as an alpha by separating the object from the background to change the brightness, contrast, exposure, etc. To meet various needs various methods are required. Different images require different approaches. Alpha masking is a somewhat complex way to mask photos. When we need to mask hair, hairy areas, and feathers. It becomes so difficult and time-consuming to select those areas with just brush strokes.

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Image Masking is a fundamental non-destructive technique as it does not directly make any adjustment to the picture/layer itself. We can use it to add or subtract parts of a layer. We can smooth mask and even change the opacity to create great results.

Donning The Mask:-

Masks and selections: The power of the effect that is applied indiscriminately to all pixels is enormous, but think about the potential these effects have if we can apply them to some areas and not others, then we apply different effects to other areas. This is possible thanks to the duality of skins and selections.

Just as we use masks in real life to hide, show or protect parts of our face, we must also use them in Photoshop to give our images the same privileges. Like the selections, the masks define which parts of the image will be effects of our retouching and which will not. They also determine which parts of a level will be shown and which parts will remain hidden. Image masking is one of the best techniques for making complex selections, especially of natural or organic objects where there are no hard, straight edges.

Image masking is largely a mechanical process, but an element of subjectivity and judgment is still involved. Our staff are well trained and experienced in print production graphic design, so you can be sure they will make the right decision. One way to isolate an object from its background is to use alpha channels. Like masking, this method is based on pixels rather than vectors, but the technique used is different. Each digital color image contains three or four color channels; red, green, and blue or cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. When you isolate an image using alpha channels, an additional channel is created that contains the shape of the isolated object rather than a color. Alpha channels are often used to isolate highly detailed objects and are created using the color channel with the highest contrast. Like clipping paths, you can select an alpha channel in Indesign, Quark, or Photoshop.

If you want your images to be made by this method, you just need to add the instructions in the job description when you create a job on For the creation of alpha channels, will isolate your images using selections and contrasts in the color channels. We will need to upload moderate to high-resolution images from you for processing. We will provide processed images in TIF or PSD file format.

Image Masking Technique: There are several ways to mask an image, including the pencil tool, masking based on the highest contrast channel and hand painting. Our staff chooses the most appropriate method or combination of methods, depending on the image they are masking.

Multiple skins per image – Our flat rate covers up to 3 skins per image. In our experience, this is sufficient for all but the most complex jobs. We will decide for each image if 1, 2 or 3 masks are the most suitable (usually it is quite obvious and our staff is good at making the call).

Delivery time: We will provide you with an estimated delivery time when you enter your order details. This schedule will be based on our current capacity and workload. We can easily increase capacity on short notice, so if you have a high-volume job that you would like us to process, please get in touch to discuss your needs.