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I have two layers, A (a fancy shape) and B (an image). I want all the parts of B that are covered by A to be visible, and all the parts of B that are not covered by A to not be visible. Put another way, I want to use A to make a cut-out of B. Is there a way to do this?

I have been trying to use an inverted mask, but for some reason it makes the remaining part of the image partly transparent.

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  • Hi. Can you please show what you are trying to do or what has failed? It's hard to answer questions like this without seeing something. Thanks
    – Billy Kerr
    Jan 20 at 22:53

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You can use the shape to create a mask and then use this mask to be applied to your other layer.

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Set your shape under the image layer, and set the "Composite mode" of the image layer to Composite mode: Clip to background. If you have more layers, use a group for the two to limit the scope of the Clip to background to the layers that are in the group.

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  • You can also set the Composite mode directly in the right-click menu of the layer.
  • You can use multiple layers for the shape.

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