Delicate Mask Clean-Up in Photoshop CC

Adobe Photoshop

After adding a layer mask to hide portions of a layer, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if there are any small bits of the layer that have been accidentally left behind. In this case, it might be helpful to temporarily add a layer effect such as a bright red stroke ( Layer > Layer Style > Stroke, and click the color swatch to choose a vibrant color) . The stroke will now appear around any small areas of the mask that you may need to clean up. When finished, simply delete the layer effect).

Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 10-31-2016


  • By Steve - 8:44 AM on October 31, 2016  

    If at some point you have the time I’d love to see a short video demonstrating this technique.

  • By Kate Jones - 12:39 PM on October 31, 2016  

    that is a really helpful tip. Thanks Julieanne



  • By Mirela - 8:43 AM on November 1, 2016  

    Yes, that’s right! Thank you for help!