I have a photo I removed the background from, leaving only the human models - 3 people sitting in front of a computer. I need the new background to be gradient filled and the left bottom corner of the image to have a 3px rounded corner so it can be incorporated into a Website slider with the same rounded corner. The new photo will be placed at the left-side of the slider.
Using Photoshop, the photo is on layer #1, a gradient filled rectangle with rounded corners is on layer #2. All but the left bottom corner of the rounded-corner rectangle is dragged off the visible canvas.
When I clip the photo using layer #2 the photo takes on the gradient fill completely obscuring the people - all I have is a gradient filled layer. How do I clip the photo to the gradient filled rectangle, producing a photo of 3 people with a gradient background and the left bottom corner rounded? I would prefer the photo remain editable because I have smart filters applied.
Note: I was able to accomplish this by merging layers and then clipping to a rounded rectangle but this effectively destroyed any chance of future editing the photo with the original filters.