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If you have a shape layer that you want to use as a mask for another layer you could just use a regular clipping mask like I describe [here]. A clipping mask is probably a better option but if you do want to use the shape as a vector mask you will need to copy the shapes path and use that as a mask. For example, I have an image and a shape layer: Use ...


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If I understand you correctly, what you want is a clipping mask. Place your texture on layer directly above your text layer in the layers panel Alt+Click the dividing line between the two layers. Your texture is now clipped to the text layer. You can move, edit, transform and do whatever you like to either layer without having to edit or reapply any ...


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The problem is your compound path. If you want to use the whole template as a clipping mask you need one continuous closed shape, what you currently have is a number of different (possibly open) paths. If your paths are open select overlapping or adjacent end points and use the join command (cmd+J) until you have a closed single path. If the paths are ...


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If anyone's still looking, I think I found a solution. Release your opacity mask. Select the mask shape, Copy it to your clipboard, then delete it. Draw a rectangle around ALL of the other objects that you want to be removed/trimmed. Color this larger rectangle some other color so you can see it clearly. Ctrl/Cmd+F to Paste in Place the original mask shape ...



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