Layer mask is composed of black and white areas and this simply says whether parts (pixels) are visible or not. Any part of the mask what is white will reveal the layer and any part of the layer what is black will hide the layer.
The extra bonus of using Photoshop Layer Mask is that masking is non-destructive. You can get back any pixels of the layer you’ve hidden with the black mask by painting with white, and you can also return to the Layer Mask at any time since Layer Masking never erase any pixels of an object.

Layer Masking is also key solution for creating multi-layered montages and composite images. Photoshop Layer Mask becomes handy when clipping path alone is not appropriate on compound images such as hair, fur, semi transparent or translucent images.

Popular Application

Layer Masking service is used to pull out the background of sophisticated image to be placed for advertisement display in e-commerce website or other business purposes.

In the product photography, Catalogue Company, website, graphics design, Film industry, Fashion house & Modeling Agency, advertising and printing industries, Layer Masking service or Alpha Layer Mask is a must.


The professionals of GBL are expert to do layer mask for the end-users mainly in the following categories:

  • Blending or combining images (also college masking) in Photoshop
  • Models & human photography with raising and flying hairs
  • Animal’s images with fur coat or raising hairs (e.g. Lion)
  • Semi-transparent/ Translucent objects like: glass, smoke, lightning, feather, muslin, chiffon etc.
  • Fine-edge & delicate Jewelries
  • Natural items like trees, landscapes, flowers and more.

Turnaround Time

Our standard turnaround time is 24 hours. But faster service is possible as per client’s requisite. The turnaround time depends on the volume and complicity of the job.