Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Mask Clean-up

Monday, January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011

Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Mask Clean-up

I love using layer mask to hide portions of a layer in Photoshop but sometimes it can be tricky to locate stray bits of the layer accidently left behind. Today’s tip will show you how to use a temporary layer effect to quickly find and clean-up those random pixels.  With your layer mask selected click on FX > Stroke to bring up the Layer Style Stroke Menu. In the stroke menu choose a contrasting color and make the stroke size around 10 px. The stroke will now appear around any small areas of the mask that need clean-up. Click okay to exit out of the menu. Now simply use your brush set on black to quickly brush away the stray bits. When you’re done just drag the FX stroke style into the trash and admire your finished creation!


  1. CraftCrave said...:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  1. sdwrdt said...:

    Trying to leave a comment to thank you. Hopefully, will work this time! Thanks so much!

  1. marcie said...:

    You're welcome. I've used this technique before by adding a stroke to another layer but it's so much easier using the FX stroke.

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Great tip. Would have never thought to use Fx!

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