Layer masking is a technique in Adobe Photoshop used to selectively show or hide parts of an image. It gives editors more flexibility in editing. However, it is useful for image composition, photo background removal, and cutting objects from pictures for using it in other documents. You have finer control over what areas are visible or not within an edit using layer masks.
We use it for isolating objects from their background. Though it looks similar to layer masking, it differs from layer masking. It works well in single-colored background photos. Moreover, its file size is lighter than others. Editors can easily work on brightness, contrast, exposure, and background change using the alpha channel.
It is another great photoshop masking service. When images contain hair and fur, for isolating background, it works well. However, clipping path techniques won’t work well in soft edges of images. With masking techniques, editors need to isolate subjects from their backgrounds. However, if you need hair color correction, adjusting brightness and contrast, our team can work on it confidently.
Refine edge masking is another excellent image masking service technique that we apply on a soft and smooth edge. After selecting the edge with the pen tool or selection tool, we create a layer mask. Then, we refine the edge mask, modifying the layer mask. It enables the editor to create photos more naturally. Photos like fur, hair, blanket, and dolls are examples of applying refined edge masking.
While objects have 0%-5% opacity, we apply transparent image masking service techniques to see elements in the background. It allows you to see backgrounds and colors through the objects. On the contrary, we also use transparent image masking to remove the backgrounds. In most cases, when objects contain glasses, bottles, pure water, etc., we use this non-destructive technique to remove the background. Additionally, we keep your original photo colors. Finally, it looks more natural.
The big difference between transparent and translucent image masking services is the visibility of the backgrounds through objects. It enables you to see the backgrounds partially through the objects. Generally, objects with over 5% opacity are eligible for translucent photo masking service. Objects like glasses, frosted glass & paper, plastic bottles, and bridal veils are examples of translucent masking.