Prepare masks for speedy selections
Half of digital painting is about making selections. Marching ants, marquees, masks… these are the tools that enable you to paint inside the lines and have good edge control. The slow part is creating these selections by hand – but I don’t have to! Using the Magic Wand, it’s easy to isolate individual areas of my colour map, which are turned into selections. Hide this layer on the top of your stack and turn it on to grab a quick selection!