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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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Is it possible to edit a mask layer without detaching it in inkscape?

I have a rectangle with a gray gradient that serves as a mask in Inkscape. To change the gradient position, I detach the mask, move the gradient handlers and re-attach the rectangle as a mask. Can I ...
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Adding to or subtracting from a distressed mask/overlay mask using 100% opacity pixels in Photoshop

I have a texture that I'm using as a layer mask to create a distressed "grunge" effect for a DTG T-Shirt design. Because its not being printed on high quality DTG, the mask can only consist ...
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GIMP: How to hide all parts of an image that are not covered by a shape?

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 ...
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How to create sky masks manually in PS like those from Camera Raw?

"Select Sky" in Camera Raw and Photoshop produces excellent results, since it selectively adds alpha in tree silhouettes towards branch tips, etc. It's impressive when looking at the mask ...
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How do you create irregular, but regular, shapes in Inkscape?

I asked a question about opacity in Inkscape and one suggested solution was to draw a mask. Well, I tried that but failed completely, probably because I don't know the "craft" required to ...
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Photoshop - Subtracting the differences making a masked alpha photo

So I have 2 images. One would be the normal image and the other has a vignette added to it. How can I subtract all the color values from the vignette version using the normal version creating an alpha ...
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Photoshop, How to replace colors overlapping over other colors and maintain the Levels without manually swapping the RGB Channels in Channels?

I am trying to figure out how one can select an area and get a grayscale as a result. But I don't even know what to do with the grayscale. I have created a simple gradient, to create an example for ...
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Is there a filter plugin for Photoshop that allows to turn luminocity to alpha?

I'm looking for a simple filter that turns luminocity to alpha and works for smart objects. My use case is creating non-destructive workflow luminocity masks and manual HDR photo merge in Photoshop.
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How to cut path segments to fit the mask exactly [FIGMA]?

I've got a path under a circular mask. It has a colour fill. When I try to simply remove the parts of the path outside the mask, the path is no longer closed, and I lose the fill. How to cut the path ...
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Using a gradient as a mask in an adjustment layer

I am applying a BW adjustment layer to another layer, and would like to use the mask of the adjustment layer in order to gently fade the adjustment in/out, i.e. by filling the mask with a BW gradient: ...
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How to draw Gradients in quick mask mode in new app (May 2023)

In the new photoshop (May 2023) desktop app, in quick mask mode, drawing a gradient just ads a new gradient in the layers panel. How do I get a gradient on the quick mask channel?
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Type of layer mask to make underneath layers transparent?

I have a design where I'd like to make: the white rectangle layer makes all layers beneath it transparent (you can see the pink) the stroke around the letters makes all layers beneath it transparent (...
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Make pattern transparent and use it as a mask

I have an issue with a pattern image (TIFF) that I just cant get around with. To keep the explanation short, I'll add pictures for reference. The issue is that I cant re-create this exact same effect. ...
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How to adjust color for Quick Mask in Gimp

By default in Gimp, when I toggle quick mask, it gives me a red background, which I can then use the paint brush to paint over portions of my design, to then enable select. I get it, and that works ...
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Photoshop Brush With a Vector Mask

Is it possible to create a brush that understands a vector mask? This is the basic idea of what I'd like to achieve. I have other mountain brushes, and this process (manually) is pretty much my work ...
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Adding bleed around clipping mask irregular shap

I have an irregular shape that is going to be printed. The printing requires a 0.125" bleed. The shape is created through a clipping mask to isolate the object from a background. How do I add a ...
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How do I do a privacy blur on a section, selection, or region of an image in GIMP?

On this answer on Stack Overflow I see this image, with portions of it blurred out for privacy/security reasons: How do I do this in GIMP?
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How to perfectly blend together two images?

I have two mosaic images that I wish to blend together, one in blue and one in magenta. [\1] The first approach is to add a mask of gradient opacity onto one of them, and then simply put the gradient ...
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How can I change outer part of hair to remove pinkish hue - photoshop CC

I am editing a photograph which I've masked out the woman from the background but she has a pinkish hue on the edge of her hair. I am not sure what the best way to go about selecting the hair as I ...
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How to edit a clipping mask that is a smart object - Photoshop cc

Created a clipping mask using a smart object. I was wondering if I wanted to add or subtract to the clipping mask would I have to rasterise it first?
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How to correctly replace the head in Photoshop 2022

I have a photo where I want to replace the head, I cut the head from another photo, how can I integrate this head to not see that it is photoshop work. I am in the design a complete zero.
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Illustrator: This path is broken

This path has a long history in larger project. I have cut it out and put here into its own document. Somewhere in the past, when I have been working on this path, I must have put a mask over it, and ...
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Masking no longer working in adobe animate for me

I've used the 'mask' effect a few times. But suddenly it no longer works. Even if I create a brand new scene, and just draw something on a layer, using 'b'. Create a new layer, draw a circle, with 'b',...
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Using Mask then applying Pathfinder minus front

I used mask to create a shape I want. Now I want to apply minus front (I will put a new shape on top of the masked shape), but it's not working properly. How to fix this problem?
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Apply Mask from camera RAW

I have used the masking tool from camera raw: Now when I open that thing in PS the layer masks are not there. It is a single layer: How do I transfer the layer masks from Camera Raw over to ...
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How can I turn the outline of this into a path?

I have a profile picture which I have attatched to this post, I want to turn the most major of those white outlines into a path so I can import it into after effects and add some animated neon glow. ...
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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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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: Create a mask for a layer group

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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