TheFIX 005: Photoshop Masking without Masks with Sean Duggan

In this episode:

Photoshop expert Sean Duggan shows how to get the benefits of Photoshop masks without going to the trouble of creating masks by hand. And Sean has a good chat with host Jan Kabili about learning resources for improving your Photoshop skills.

Highlights of this episode:

1:00 Sean and Jan chat about resources for learning Photoshop
15:05 Photoshop Tutorial: Sean shows you how to get the benefits of masking in Photoshop without the effort of creating masks from scratch.

Links mentioned in this episode

About our guest:

Sean Duggan is a Photoshop author and instructor and a fine-art photographer. His philosophy is to “look for the extraordinary in the ordinary,” as you can see from his imaginative photographs in this post.

Sean is a co-author of seminal Photoshop and photography books, including Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Photoshop Artistry. He is an author of innovative Photoshop and photography courses at Sean also leads fantastic workshops in locations as diverse as Iceland, Maine, Santa Fe, and Aspen. Check out his tutorials, photos, and schedule at Sean Duggan Photographics. Sean's upcoming workshops include:

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Where's Jan?

To see what Jan has been up to lately, check out her in-depth Lightroom, Photoshop and Elements training courses at, her free YouTube tutorials, and her latest book The Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for Photographers Classroom in a Book.