Questions tagged [mask]

Questions about masks; in this context they are a way to control and manipulate the visibility of specific areas of an image. Ask anything related to using masks in graphic design software.

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Flatten a mask group in Figma

So I have made myself some striped bars for a histogram by creating the desired stripes and applying the bars as a mask to it like described here, which looks like this: Now I would like to add an ...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

I have a masked image, and I want to give a little drop shadow on it in Abobe XD. But I am not able to do so. Can someone please tell suggest any idea... reference image This is what I have tried so ...
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Can one side edge be rounded in adobe xd?

For a rectangle, it is possible to round a single side, but when I am using a triangle all the sides are getting rounded at the same time. Please see the image for your reference. What if I want to ...
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Photoshop - Union of two Smart Objects

Is there a feature in Photoshop CC18, to automatically create the union of two smart objects? If I combine these two layers with two blue bars, which are two smart objects for example (ignore the gray ...
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Render clothing only (no base figure) while not showing hidden/rear parts

This is my first time posting on this forum, so please be gentle :) I'm not an expert in these areas so apologies if my questions are ignorant, or if people have solved these problems a million times ...
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Photoshop select and mask tool are not working properly [closed]

Last week they worked properly, I could select and mask with the brush tool and the quick selection tool, then one day it started glitching when I kept the left button pressed and couldn't select with ...
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How to merge 2 shapes with condition "remove the child shape part which is outside the parent shape" in Photoshop?

My goal is to hide the "child shape" part which is outside the "parent shape". See below the image, the green shape outside the black shape should not be seen. The problem is that ...
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Adobe Animate Visible Masks & Layers for Character Mouth/Teeth Movement

I'm working on animating a characters mouth opening and closing. The layers for this character are currently ordered:Body < Mouth < Teeth. When I animate the mouth to close, I'd like it to cover ...
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Why can't I mask a image to another image in xd?

I am using Adobe XD. And at a point I wanted to mask two images, but somehow I am not able to mask a image above another image. Note: When I tried masking it using an object I was able to do the same....
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masking hair/feathers photoshop CS6

I'm following a tutorial for cutting out hair from a background and applying it to this photo of a parrot and cutting around its feather. So far through following the tutorial I have... Selected and ...
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How to export multiple layers each combined with a clipping mask, in an efficient manner (in Photoshop)?

In my photoshop program I have 182 background layers. I have a total of 20 different masks that I want to apply to each layer. So that I get a background layer and mask combination. What is the best ...
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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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After using the Fuzzy Select Tool to make the background transparent, how do I undo (reveal the image) in specific places?

I used these options. Fuzzy Select Tool Add Alpha Channel Antialiasing Feather edges Draw mask And created this image: But I made a mistake at some point and didn't notice it, masking in the ...
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How to have a group stroke with clipping mask applied?

I tried to use the offset path on appearance panel as taught in this video which is great, but i know if i have clipping mask, it cant be stroked. Whats the workaround on this workflow? As shown in my ...
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Converting a layer into a forced "empty" background/mask

I inherited a template from another person that has (essentially) two layers: an art background and a color filled border on top of the art. The border is a complex shape that I can't easily recreate ...
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How to create linear falloff for line I drew?

I want draw alphas manually at 2D software. I need linear blur falloff for my lines I drew. How can I achieve this? P.S. - i need create alphas for 3D software I tried do my stuff in photoshop using ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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Using background image as chroma key

This may be trivial, but I cannot figure out how to do it: I'm looking for a way (preferably in gimp or another open source application / plugin - I also have a rather old photoshop version) to remove ...
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Photoshop stacking clipping masks

Photoshop 2020 So, can I somehow stack clipping masks non-destructively? Say I have 3 layers. I want Layer1 to clip Layer2, and Layer3 clip them both. Right now if you try to stack it, all the layers ...
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In Illustrator, trying to create a mask of a word off a background

In illustrator, I'm trying to create/extract the word 'sunset' from a sunset picture. I keep getting a message saying, "I must click on a non-compound mask"? What do I need to do, to the ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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How to set masks IDs in exported SVG?

Masks exported in SVG have a default ID of "mask0" <mask id="mask0" ...>. I tried changing the mask layer name, but it doesn't influence the ID in the exported SVG. How do I ...
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Photoshop mask / brush

I'm not sure where to check up what's wrong with my brush setting or mask setting. I used a mask and regular brush with 100% opacity, 100% hardness, but when I brush on the mask tried to remove the ...
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GIMP: Convert Layer to Mask

I have an .xcf with several layer groups, each of which has a background image (from an outside source) and then a blackout layer on top of it which covers up everything from the background that I don'...
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Need help straightening edges for photoshop drawing

I got this design here and after I made the selection, the edges were all jagged, I tried masking it with contrast and adjusting curves but this is the best I could get it. Anyone know how I could ...
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How do I create a see-through "lint" effect in illustrator?

I want to create a see-through grainy "lint" effect. I've tried all the builtin filters in Adobe Illustrator, but nothing comes even close. This image shows what I'm looking for. (The ...
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How to get rid of annoying jagged line of t-shirt mockup

As I was trying to make a t-shirt mockup for my own project, I ran into this problem. First off, I made a selection of the t-shirt and put it in a seperate layer, making the model to have an empty png ...
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Adding a screenshot to a product image in Photoshop 21.2.2

I've downloaded the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max product images .psd from here and opened them in photoshop to add my app screenshot to them. However, I can't for the life of me ...
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Photoshop link specific colour with layer mask [closed]

I have an image on a single layer with various colours and I have several separate Hue/Saturation layers with layer masks based on those colours in the image. So for example, charcoal linked to a Hue/...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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Clipping mask is filling the wrong part of the shape

I'm relatively new to Illustrator so I hope this isn't a stupid question. I'm trying to apply a clipping mask to a line drawing i've made to make it appear as gold foil. The problem is that when I'm ...
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Prevent Photoshop from masking Adjustment Layers by default

Is there a way to prevent Photoshop from including a mask with each Adjustment Layer I add (unless I have an active selection)? More times than not, I don't use a mask on an Adjustment Layer. But when ...
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Trying to put a guide layer within a mask

I'm doing an animation with a planet revolving around an object. I used a guide layer to create the animation so that the planet goes along the ellipse. In order for the planet to go behind the object,...
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Export in .dxf taking into account the masks Inkscape

I' m looking for a way to make sure that the .dxf export doesn't include elements outside of a mask. If such a function exists, it would be the simplest, otherwise you have to remove the mask and all ...
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Illustrator - Clipping Mask inside a Bubble font

From looking at this screenshot, I would like to put the pattern inside the text but keep the thick black outline. It is a bubble writing font. I have created 2 layers. One for the text, one for the ...
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Illustrator: Opacity Mask is not moving/resizing along with object it masks, if the masked object is a Mesh object

I need to move/resize the artwork which includes an opacity masked object, in which both the mask and the object being masked are different Gradient Mesh objects. In the Transparency panel, no matter ...
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In Photoshop CC how can I start editing on top of a layer mask

I have a background layer (under exposed image layer), second layer (over exposed image layer), I applied the layer mask on second layer to blend. I have set the second layer's opacity to 25%. Now, I ...
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Inkscape: alternative to setting a mask to a group of objects in order to achieve slight transparency of said objects

I cannot seem to properly apply a simple mask to a group of two ellipses (in order to make it slightly transparent) with Inkscape 0.92.4. The resulting image becomes completely transparent instead of ...
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How to select text and keep a background color within its selection?

This may be a confusing title as I am not quite sure what the proper terminology is. I have a font that is grungy/broken and not completely solid. I added a background layer of black, and I want to ...
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How to manually blur more layers at once in Photoshop

I am working on a map exported from GIS software. It is on a white background and has very sharp edges. When I try to automatically blur the edge it is not working well because it is curved a lot. I ...
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Composite two images to reduce glare in label

Image I want to use but has a glare on labels Image that has no glare on label I want us the image with the completely blown out white background, but replace its label with the one in the other ...
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How make all layer masks of different layers on GIMP affect just one layer?

I'm colorizing black and white pics. At first I started just creating one layer over the black and white pic, setting the layer mode to "overlay" and painting with a normal brush. Then I realized this ...
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How to select the Shape to use as Mask in XD?

I have 2 rectangles, a big one and a small one. The big one has round edges. If I select both of them and click to "Mask with Shape", Adobe XD will always use the small rectangle as the mask, but I ...
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Where to find stock images (portraits) with transparent background

I'm looking for a place to find stock images, specifically portraits, that come with a pre-masked background, so I can easily replace it. Does anyone know a source, or a way to filter for that type of ...
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photoshop coloring with an outline, refine edge

n photoshop I imported the black outline of a character for coloring. I want to create a quick mask so that I can't color outside the character's outer perimeter. Since the character's outline is ...
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Normalise black and white in Photoshop

I have some images like this one: As you can see, the top and the bottom of the image are darker. I'd like to normalise the black and white contrast for all the image, in other words, I don't want ...
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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How to create light mask from image?

Basically there a 3D logo png I created with another software that can't do animation nor masks (exemple: https://www.pixelslogodesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/sculpteo-3D-300x300.jpg). I ...
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Using the Opacity Mask on Illustrator

I'm trying to add texture to the layer with the bushes using an opacity mask, but the texture is cutting around the shapes on the layer that is below. I want to apply the mask to only the top layer ...
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