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How to make a nondestructive mask in Inkscape?

First of all, sincere apologies - I use Inkscape sparingly, and I'm not all that familiar with the proper terms for doing various things. I'm currently using Inkscape to design a simple icon. I wish ...
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Draw curved line that clips text with transparency in Illustrator

I am using Illustrator CS6 and I have some text and want to create a curved line from the bottom left of the text to the bottom right that has a uniform vertical curve to it. Then I want to clip the ...
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Select compound paths under a path but keep edges

Background: I've created a word cloud, and I'd like to clip it to a predefined path. The problem is that words on the edge are getting trimmed halfway, I'd like to keep the whole word. The question is:...
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How can I make a symbol's bounding box match its clipping mask?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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How to effectively replace color from a range?

GIMP provides a very handy way of replace or rather Rotating color from one range to another but rotating the range of black is rather hard from this. The Gray option is a bit hard in a way that it ...
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Use a layer or shape as a mask? [duplicate]

I want to use a shape as a mask in Photoshop, so anything new I draw with the brush tool is only INSIDE of the existing shape. Right now this shape exists on its own layer. I'm thinking the ideal ...
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How to delete a specific shape from an image without rasterizing the shape?

I have the following image: I want to cut the volume slider and acheive the following result: Actually I made this a month ago. But now when I tried using the same method it is not working. ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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Create blended layer with mask and text

I have a simple text layer and a texture layer. I want to use the texture layer to texture the text using blending modes and opacity. I want the texture to only show through on the text... but I want ...
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How to use a shape as a vector mask?

My goal is a rectangular vector mask that I can freely resize without resizing the masked layer, but I'm confused about the interplay between shapes and vector masks: I can't figure out how to ...
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Clipping mask problem

I have an image and a compound path. I want to create a clipping mask for this group of objects in Illustrator. But I'm facing this problem: (random image for this post) Where is the problem? Do ...
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How to crop everything hidden by an vector OPACITY mask in Adobe Illustrator?

I have lot of objects which are bounded by opacity mask. I need to get rid of my opacity mask, clipping each object where it intersects with my mask. It is a lot of hassles to do it manually. Is ...
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How do I prevent a clipping mask from hiding layer effects?

Let's say that I have two layers: Layer 2: An image with an Outer Glow layer effect. Layer 1: An image that I want to use to mask Layer2. In the example below, Layer 1 is the white brush and Layer ...
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Lighting Effect not working in a layer mask

I have a layer mask that I am attempting to add a lighting effect to in CS6, however when I click the lighting effect tool from the Filter-> Render menu, the layer mask goes completely black. As soon ...
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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?

I have 20 multiple images in different layers withon a Photoshop file. I want to apply one clipping mask for all the layers. I grouped all layers and tried but the clipping mask option is disabled. ...
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Layer Mask Selection Not Showing in Photoshop

Good Morning, I am currently doing an online tutorial called "Create a Music Festival Poster Design in Photoshop" on DesignCuts.com https://www.designcuts.com/tutorials/create-a-music-festival-poster-...
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Merging 3 different-Not Crossing Shapes into 1 Path

I want to merge 3 letters into 1 path. Their paths simply don't touch or cross each other. So basically it means I have 3 different positioned shapes I need to merge. Is it possible? And the ...
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Masking Problems in Illustrator (Is it a bug?)

All right. So I just want to add a certain pattern (made from objects) to my text for an interesting and satisfying effect. However, when it normally tends to just work with any object. I just need ...
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How to create a gradient opacity mask in Illustrator

I was having an issue earlier, where I wanted to create a simulated reflection on the floor beneath a vector object made up of many smaller paths, while still maintaining full transparency of my final ...
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Extra space around shape when extracting a png

I have a photos, which I want to have in round shapes like the example presented below. Anyways, when making the clipping mask in Illustrator CS6, the extra space of the image around the circle stays. ...
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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

I want to create a word-cloud or you call a tag-cloud, but I have a problem cutting the words out of the shape that I want. Anyway, here's the demo word-cloud: I want the yellow "DEMO" text to ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. ...
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How to manage overlapping shadows without using clipping masks in vector illustrations

When I make vector images in Illustrator I often end up using a stylistic, almost cel shaded designs. When I want to give "shadowed" areas to an object for example, I usually just make a new object/...
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Creating a default (master) filter to be applied to images

I am applying same filter settings to my images 1 by 1. (Example: brightness +60, filter blur pixelization 2, Contrast -20). So instead of making the same settings for each of my designs, how can I ...
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How to copy illustrator opacity mask via script?

Situation - I have a group that contains some objects partially covered by opacity mask to emulate blurred edge. It is very easy to copy-paste such group in Illustrator - and copied group contais the ...
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What is this procedure called in Photoshop

I am a beginner in Photoshop and trying to emulate a template, but now I'm stuck. I don't know how to name the procedure marked by the arrow. So I have a picture which is masked by another layer. Can ...
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Using an invert mask on one single layer

I'm stuck with this little thing, which should be extremely easy but I simply cannot achieve it the way I want it. Working with Photoshop CS5, I have a PSD with several layers, most of them being ...
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Why is my mask in PS semi transparent?

I am trying to remove part of an image, but each time I add a mask, that mask is always semi transparent. Opacity and Fill settings for the brush I am using are set to 100% and blending modes are set ...
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should i apply the layer mask on the layer i've been working on before closing it?

I'm working on an artwork I did by hand for an invitation, cleaning it up in Photoshop... When I finish editing, should I apply the layer mask on the layer I've been working on before closing it? (...
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result I'...
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How to copy a layer's mask photoshop?

In photoshop, I have a layer with a mask. I want to duplicate this mask to then apply it to another layer. How can I do that?
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SVG mask not working

I have an SVG vector object that consists of a few paths, some of which need to be masked. For this I've made 5 SVG masks. All of them seem to be working (i.e. masking their respective object), ...
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How to fade two images together in Sketch

Is it possible in Sketch3 to do a mask w/ a gradient to make these two images seemless? Basically this technique (for photoshop) http://www.wikihow.com/Fade-One-Image-Onto-Another-in-Photoshop ...how ...
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Photoshop image fading and background effect

I believe it's easy to do, but I am missing some details. Somehow, my results are not what I'd wanted them to look like. How to draw illustrational lines? (Think of the lines from Windows Vista ...
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Resize Photoshop vector mask to specific pixels [duplicate]

I have a Photoshop CC file where there's one main large page with all the assets of a website on it. Each asset is linked into the parent page so they can be sliced from one document. Since there ...
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How to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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Using an object as a mask

I have a black object in a layer all by itself that I'm trying trying to use as a mask, to cut out a white object the same size. I tried drawing an white rectangle on a new layer, placed it on top ...
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Illustrator: apply clipping mask to group

Here's the problem I have: I have a large group of objects that I want to apply a clipping mask to. The large group of objects are in different colours, so I can't make them a compound path. But ...
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Is there a way to a selectively mask out layer styles?

I was wondering if there was a way to selectively mask out layer styles (not including the actual layer)? For example: I add a drop shadow to a layer, but I only want the shadow to show on a few ...
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How to feather vector mask?

The headline is actual question:) I want to add vector mask to the layer, but I want to soften it's edges because it looks a bit unnatural compared to the rest of the photo, thanks
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Illustrator (CS4) mask over stroke

I have the grouped Outline of a text and I want to create an inner shadow. In appearance I have created a new stroke, applied the blur on it and move it a small distance. Because this stroke is ...
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How do I delete an object over something, and have the shape of where it was stay with nothing there?

I apologize for the title, I can't explain for my life... But the problem i'm having is, I am trying to create a blank space over a letter. You can see in the screenshots that I have two elbow shapes ...
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How can I hide parts of an object that don't overlap another object? [closed]

What is the best way to remove the part of the blue object that doesn't overlap the grey object?
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Why doesn't my opacity mask fully hide my object?

I've got a problem with masking. I've made an object and masked it over. The masking effect is visible, but it should go behind the object. The transparent part should be at 0% visibility, but ...
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How to apply adjustment layer to layer mask?

Everything on Google is how to apply masks to adjustment layers and I wan't the opposite. I have a mask and want to apply a levels adjustment to it. Is there a way to do that?
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Confine an overlay layer to a single other layer?

This is probably a very simple question, but one that I cannot entirely figure out. Please forgive my ignorance! I am working on an image wherein I have the following layers, in order: 1: Hue/...
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Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? [duplicate]

How can I make the edge of a mask blurred/feathered like this example in Sketch?
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Using Mask to trace transparent space inside Text

I have a text which has transparent space in it. I wanted to trace that space in order to use it as a clipping mask for an image. I selected the space using magic wand. I some how did something and ...
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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

I want to erase part of a rectangle but it gets erased in the way shown in the right hand image: I want to be like this: