Posts tagged "Clipping Mask"

June 20, 2014

Video Tutorial – Masking Images to Shapes & Type

There are a number of different techniques for displaying a photograph within type or other graphics. In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to apply a clipping mask to a layer group enabling you to mask multiple layers at once while keeping the type, the graphics and the photograph re-editable.

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April 24, 2013

Quick Tip – Displaying a Photograph within a Shape in Photoshop

In this Quick Tip (Displaying a Photograph within a Shape in Photoshop), Julieanne demonstrates three different ways to display an image within a shape in Photoshop including vector masks, clipping masks, and layer groups.

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January 3, 2013

Displaying a Photograph within a Shape in Photoshop

There are several ways to display a photograph within a shape in Photoshop.

• This first example uses a vector mask to control what portion of the photo is hidden or revealed. To create this effect, select the desired shape tool and  set the Shape tool options (in the options bar) to Path. Then drag out the shape and choose Layer > Vector Mask > Current Path.

• The second example shows the photo (Layer 1) clipped by a shape layer. To create this effect, select the desired shape tool and set the Shape tool options (in the options bar) to Shape. Then drag out the shape, reposition it in the Layers panel so that the shape is below the layer with the photo and – with the photo layer selected, choose  Layer > Create Clipping Mask. Note: you can achieve different effects by changing the shape layer’s fill and stroke.

• The third example shows that if you create a copy of the original photo and reposition it under the shape layer, lowering it’s opacity and adding a drop shadow can make it more interesting.

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