I have a bunch of groups and I want to mask them using a shape.
Is there any way to do that?


(Without having to rasterize or unwrap the layers)

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    Edited a little. "clipping" is a specific thing in Photoshop.... it appears you want "masking" not "clipping". – Scott Dec 2 '19 at 21:16
  • Indeed, you are correct. Thanks. – Nicke Manarin Dec 2 '19 at 22:25
  • Select the shapes you want to use as a mask.
  • Copy them with Ctrl / Cmd + C (or cut them with Ctrl / Cmd + X if you don't need them for anything else).
  • Select the group.
  • Paste with Ctrl / Cmd + V and the shapes will become a vector mask on the selected group.

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  • That's it. At first I couldn't cut the layer nor paste it as a layer mask. First I had to select the shape via Ctrl / Cmd + Click as you did. – Nicke Manarin Dec 2 '19 at 21:08
  • Btw, which screen recorder did you use? – Nicke Manarin Dec 2 '19 at 21:10
  • Yeah, that's why I wrote "Select the shapes" instead of "select the shape layer" - maybe it's not clear enough? – Wolff Dec 2 '19 at 21:14
  • I'm using ScreenToGif for Windows. – Wolff Dec 2 '19 at 21:15
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    Wow, I love ScreenToGif! I use it all the time for answers to this site and to help clients. Thanks for giving it away for free. – Wolff Dec 2 '19 at 23:44

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