Rethinking destructive and nondestructive editing in Photoshop. An article on destructive and nondestructive editing in Photoshop to broaden your horizon and to also consider so-called ‘destructive editing’. I’m positing that destructive editing very rarely happens, even if you don’t use the traditional method of adjustment layers. In fact, it might inspire you to think differently and enable more creative and subtle images:
In this article, I’ll give an overview of available Photoshop masking methods, types of masks, the difference between masks and selections, when to use them, and a few tips and guidelines for better masking and less frustration. And keep in mind: a smart photographer/artist is someone who also knows when NOT to create selections. If you don’t need them and can solve it in an easier and faster way, then don’t waste your time.