Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

10

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 ...


9

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.


8

If you mean something like this: Edit: here's a better 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 colours to this): ...


6

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 ...


5

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 ...


5

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. ...


5

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 ...


5

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 ...


4

This actually looks like you might be able to do with something like inDesign or Illustrator - just create a text block, enter your text, and add / move points to the text box shape until you have your desired shape. Or... create your shape in Illustrator, click on the shape, and enter / paste your type.


4

I'm not feeling very motivated to answer as it seems like you didn't even try my suggestion and you were saying that my idea doesn't work because this and that which just seemed to me like you didn't read my messages properly. ( could be that I wasn't very clear in what I said, but still. ) My example didn't quite look like your image because, I'm not doing ...


4

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 ...


4

Use the Pathfinder tool to intersect the shapes... Make your text Make your shape over the text Intersect the shapes Final result You can expand the compound object if you wish, but beware that effects/gradients are calculated from shape edges, so expanding can change the visual effect:


4

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 ...


4

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.


4

As mentioned in chat, I'd normally do something like this: Create triangle (3 sided polygon, in Photoshop) Give triangle a stroke Create masks for corners (bottom ones 45 degrees to each side, you can hold Ctrl to make them rotate in intervals. masks in red in the image) But looking at it again, you could actually use another triangle mask to get the ...


3

Its easy, called Clipping Mask. Just put your "photo" layer on top of the "rounded corner" rectangle layer, in the layers panel (F7). Right-click on the "photo" layer, select "Create Clipping Mask". EDIT From this link, I'm summarizing the steps Assuming you have a new document created, import the photo layer into Photoshop. Create a new layer below ...


3

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 ...


3

The image helps..... Command-Click (Mac) or Ctrl-Click (Win) the layer thumbnail (the T) for the i in the Layer's Panel. This should load the i as a selection. Inverse the selection - From the menu choose Select > Inverse Highlight the shape layer in the Layer Panel. Click the layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layer's Panel. Turn off visibility for the ...


3

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 ...


3

In general you have three basic possibilities: 1) Increase your picture's dimensions (on the shortest side) to make it square (As Lauren suggested) 2) Crop them to be square (As DA01 suggested) 3) Stretch your images to fit a square All three of them have their pros and cons of course. The first one makes it square, but it adds useless "information". ...


3

Create ellipse shape with dimensions.Keep image layer top of ellipse layer.Now select image layer goto Layer click on Create Clipping Mask(Alt+Ctrl+G). Shortcut: Select image layer hold alt key click between image layer and shape layer.


3

Probably better suited for StackOverflow.com (which may already have an answer). .tab { margin: 20px; background: #601; color: #fff; display: block; width: 200px; text-shadow: 0 1px 1px #000; font: bold 20px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 20px; -webkit-border-top-right-radius: ...


3

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


3

You can use an Opacity Mask: Note: Boxes have a black fill and white stroke. This is important for the mask to function correctly. Also, make certain the black is 100% black of all colors - that means R0G0B0 or C100M100Y100K100 - if your black isn't a full "rich" black (or registration black), then you'll get some slight bleed through of the number ...


3

Blend modes will give very unexpected results in CMYK if you're used to working with them only in RGB. If the purpose of the PSD is only to provide a transparency mask, why not create a PSD consisting only of the (alpha channel) luminosity values and place that instead? You could create that very quickly with Image > Calculations, using the gray values ...


2

You simply make a selection of the car (any way you choose = quick select/magic wand/pen path/ctrl click on the layer thumbnail/mask/etc.) and inverse the selection (ctr + shift + i). The inverse selection will do just that: select everything outside of the current selection. In your case, everything except the car. This can literally be achieved with ...


2

For lengthy prose copy (such as in an ad, or sidebar text shaped purely for effect in a layout), pasting into a shaped frame in Illustrator or InDesign is usual, as lawndartcatcher has indicated. In such a case the copy often must be edited to fit the space available, however. For a short song segment or poem it makes much more sense to simply choose ...


2

This answer assumes that you have an actual inner shadow effect applied to the layer. Right-click on the Inner Shadow line in the Layers Panel and choose "Create Layer" from the context menu. That will separate the drop shadow into its own layer with the appropriate transparency/blend settings.


2

Expand your shape before using it as a mask and it should work correctly. To expand your shape, select it and then go to the 'Object' menu and click on 'Expand'. Expanding will permanently modify the shape to have rounded corners whereas just adding the rounded corners as an effect will only temporarily modify the shape to have rounded corners.


2

Yes, there's quite a few ways to achieve this. If you want to paste objects from Illustrator as Smart Objects, then you can use is a a clipping mask for layers above. To clip a layer above the Smart Object, option-click between the layers. You should end up with something like this. That's not how I'd do it though. The simpler option is just to have a ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible