Class 18: Masking

Masking demonstrates the way Photoshop “thinks” about an image in different ways. The first video shows introduces masking and shows you how to do it. The second video is for interest only, as it deals with more advanced concepts.

ACTIVITY: Making a postcard from your tropical vacation.

Your task is to make a postcard featuring a tropical vacation image set. Your image must include:

  • Palm trees or other such tropical greenery
  • beach and water
  • a person in profile
  • text

All images must be from the Creative Commons Flickr site. 

HOMEWORK: Create a blog post called “Postcard”. Insert your postcard image and write a step-by-step description of how you created the final product. Include the sources of all your images used.


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