Simple Masking: (Part 2) (You can find Part 1 HERE!)
As promised, it’s Christa, and I am back with my favorite tool in my tool box! The Clipping Mask This is such a fun tool, and there is so much that can be done with it. Today I am going to show you 2 fun things to use it for, however there are infinite uses, and you will just need to play and experiment to experience it!
Clipping Mask: A clipping mask is an attached layer. The layer is “clipped” to the layer below and will not expand past the layer below’s boundaries. This feature is available in CS3 (and above), and PSE10/PSE11 versions of Photo Shop. (alt + ctrl + G is the shortcut)
I like the clipping mask for use in adjusting photos etc. I can clip an adjustment layer just on the item I want the adjustment to apply to instead of the entire layout. This can be done with anything you want to clip. The clipping mask will “clip” the item to the layer below and “mask” the out-bounding area. [Read more…]