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Alt+click on the layermask icon in the layers palette, you can then edit it.


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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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Assuming all artwork is vector and not placed raster images... Select the image with the mask Choose Object > Expand Appearance if Expand Appearance is available Choose Object > Expand Click the Crop button on the Pathfinder Panel This should trim the artwork to the boundaries of the clipping mask shape. It will leave unfilled objects in some cases,...


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I would say if you want to mask propellers then you need to create a new mask in propeller form :) 1) Create a new shape with three line. Here i will create a very simple form of the propeller, you can extend it in your test 2) Now rasterize the shape layer (right mouse button click on the layer and then click on "Rasterize layer") and assign a new ...


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Use the menu Select-> Color range. Then choose the +eyedropper icon and drag across the gradient of the sky until you have the sky selected. Then go to the Adjustments (under the layers panel) and choose Hue/Saturation, Curves or whatever you want to do with the sky.


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If you mean something like this: Edit: here's a way which only requires one HTML element and so won't be weird when read by non-CSS-styling clients like search engines, screen readers, RSS, 'no style' apps etc (thanks to Dominic for suggesting trying :before and :after). http://jsbin.com/UtUlIFO/2/edit The important code (add your colours to this): ...


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Another technique to try without having to recreate the propeller from scratch. Uses the images own tonal information as a layer mask. Result: I simply duplicated the image layer, made a brightness/contrast adjustment then pasted the inverted result into the original layer's layer mask.


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Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = ...


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Highlight all the layers and choose "Convert To Smart Object" from the Layer Panel Menu. Apply your clipping mask to the resulting Smart Object.


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You mean like 'quick mask'? Hold Shift + Alt and click on your layer mask. Your mask will be highlighted in red, with your photo still showing.


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Paste your image in to Photoshop. Drag and drop or use Open dialog Create the shape layer (ellipse). Make sure your image is above the shape layer in the Layers panel. Right click your image in the layers panel, and choose Create Clipping Mask. Et voila! A non destructive method for creating circular or elliptical images. I know this has already ...


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Convert text to path using Path-object to path Ungroup text objects Use path-combine on selected objects. Duplicate the underlying object (the heart shape in your case) Use path-division and delete the text which is outside the underlying shape as shown.


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You can view the mask of a layer overlaid on top of the canvas by pressing ”\“ (the key above return). This toggles it on and off for the currently selected layer. You can also open the channels panel and toggle it from there. Be careful though. The small box around the layer contents and mask indicates which one you're painting on. Here's what it looks ...


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Cmd+Option+Shift+V will paste your image inside a selected/masked area. I believe this is what you're asking. You can find that under the Edit menu in "Paste Special"


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You can do this with clipping masks. Pathfinder would also do this, as would compound paths. But presumably you want the text to stay editable. Do this make the clipping mask out of a square that has a circle on top of it and choose Object → Compound Mask → Make. you can then use this as a clipping mask. Thisway you get a inverse clipping mask. ...


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I am not certain why Illustrator does this, but there is no question that it does. Here are two workarounds that you can use: Change the Order of Operations - First create a regular, unrounded rectangle and apply it as a clipping mask onto the other shape. Only then apply the Rounded Corners effect to the mask. This works for me in CS4. Create an Opacity ...


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Place the circle shape layer under your images in the Layers panel. Then click between the circle layer and the image on top of it while pressing alt key. This will use the circle layer as a clipping mask. You can add layer styles into the circle layer and the images on top of it in the clipping mask, will use those same styles. In my example image I ...


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Start with your gradient smart object set as a clipping mask for your artwork like so: Open up the Blending Options for your gradient smart object: Uncheck Blend Clipped Layers as Group: Reduce the fill on your gradient smart object to 0%: And that should do it for you


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You can do it a couple of ways 1) Make background layer black. 2) Paste graphic on a new layer 3) Create a layer mask for Layer 1 (second layer) Your layers so far 4) Use a black & White gradient on the layer mask result


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The fade is best done using masking. (The example you gave actually has some poor cloning in it, but that's irrelevant) Basically: 1) Create a new layer mask 2) Select the gradient tool (G) 3) Drag out your gradient, make sure it's the "black to transparent" gradient. Here's an image: As for the line, I recommend just using the pen tool. If you want ...


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If you want only the effects applied to the layer and want the layer to be transparent, you can turn the "Fill" of the layer to 0% (not the opacity). This way all your blending options stay, but the layer is transparent


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To edit a vector mask, choose the white arrow Path tool (shortcut: A, then Shift-A if the black arrow tool is selected) and click on the path. You can adjust the anchor points and bezier handles from there.


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Place the text layer below the image you want to fill the text with. Hold down the Option/Alt key and click between the photo and text layer in the Layers Panel. You'll see a little down arrow cursor when you should click. This will treat the text as a clipping group and only show the photo where the text is. Text remains live so you can edit it if needed. ...


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One quick and easy way to do this is with a Clipping Mask: I've got two text layers, one for green and one for purple. I duplicated the silhouette path and used it as a Clipping Mask for the purple text Another way is to use Blending Modes: The top silhouette is filled with blue and the Blending Mode is set to Overlay. Under that is a duplicate of ...


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Quick and easy: Put your figure in the back. Set your text in the front. Turn your text into outlines. Select both. Pathfinder→Divide. This breaks the text into pieces using the back figure as the slice point. Use the white arrow to select the pieces of the text which overlay the figure. Color at will.


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Surprisingly, it is possible, though I'd only advise it if you're website is all about the visual impact and the semantics of the code don't matter, additionally it probably won't be very consistent across older browsers. The result is: This is not a pretty solution, and I'd bet it's not the only one out there, but it does what you want. It requires ...


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This effect could also be achieved with the Stamp filter. (Filter>Sketch>Stamp) Though that is of course not to say that it cannot be achieved with the Photocopy filter. It depends what suits the image most. Toggling the Light/Dark Balance as well as the smoothness in this filter may achieve very close to the result you want depending on the source ...


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Select the Shape Layers by Pressing CTR key Select any Shape Tool from tools palette Choose Shape from option palette Choose color from option palette you want to put in all selected shape layers This will surely work For more help see this Video Thanks


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This is possible. Insert a rectangle around the first image. Select both rectangle and image, and mask it: Layer / Mask with Selected Shape. Select the Mask and switch it to Alpha Mask: Layer / Mask Mode / Alpha Mask. Fill it with a Linear gradient, set the start color to transparent and the end color to black. Adjust the angle of the gradient from top/...


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There are direction to paths! Who knew! If you are manually doing drawing the path in AI, follow the direction that you want the animation to work. Now, for the this piece here I would put a solid on top. Use the pen tool to draw line that follows the your shape (middle not around) and then drop a stroke effect on it. You can then animate that to your ...



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