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I just saw a mailbox zero inbox icon and thought it was cool! I am wondering: what is the technique to create this artwork?

Mask with an image? I am looking for a keyword to google it.

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http://24.media.tumblr.com/2b4d82d6e95c5671300a1d1098e2f0e4/tumblr_mh2dm46sdd1qz4gu8o1_500.png

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"photoshop, mask, image, vector" might give more results. e.g.: dummies.com/how-to/content/… –  KMSTR Jun 9 '13 at 8:27
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It is merely an image layer with a layer mask applied. The layer mask is determining the overall shape.

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thank you so much! –  Nuttanon Pornpipak Jun 9 '13 at 16:59
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