Join Dave Cross for the second part of his Mastering Layers series. Designed to teach the more advanced techniques, this class dives deep into how to use shape-based masks, vector masks, layer comps, advanced layer blending options, powerful ways to use smart objects, and more! Dave wraps up the class by sharing some of his favorite timing saving keyboard shortcuts that you will want to implement into your workflow immediately.

Here are the lessons from this course: 

Lesson 1: Locking and Filtering Layers

Lesson 2: Shape-Based Masks

Lesson 3: Layer Masks and Vector Masks

Lesson 4: Layer Comps

Lesson 5: Knockout

Lesson 6: Blend If

Lesson 7: Smart Objects: Basics

Lesson 8: Smart Objects: Rae Photos

Lesson 9: Smart Objects Templates

Lesson 10: Smart Objects: Smart Filters:

Lesson 11: Retouching Techniques

Lessen 12: Keyboard Shortcuts for Layers

Lessen 13: Closing Thoughts


Dave Cross

For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training, CreativeLive and Photoshop Cafe. He offers online training at Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.