I know very little when it comes to design.
I have 2 layers - a text on top of a background.
How can I delete/take-off the shape of my layer 1 out of my layer 0 ?
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Select layer 1 in the Layers Panel, make sure it is highlighted. Click on the selection tool, I would suggest the Magic Wand tool if you're using Photoshop.
Select/highlight the areas you wish to knock out of the layer 0. Then, with that area still highlighted, click on layer 0 in the layers panel.
Press delete on your keyboard. And hide Layer 1 so only Layer 0 is visible (click on the eye next to the layer).
From there, you can fill in with another color using the paint bucket tool or do whatever you'd like. If you would rather have your selected graphic be the color of Layer 0, press Ctrl+I (on a PC) or Cmd+I (on a Mac) to invert the selection and then click Layer 0 on the layers panel and delete.
New Maskicon () at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
This will provide a non-destructive way to remove one layer's contents from another. Working non-destructively has great benefits and should be done whenever possible. It allows you to alter things later since all the original image data is still there.
I'm sure there is more than 1 solution for this, but here is how I solve this :
Here is my result
Note : I change the background-color to black for you guys easier to see.