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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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How do I do a mask in Illustrator like Photoshop where both layers show?

For example, I want to draw a teal circle with part of an orange circle on it. When I select them both and choose "make clipping mask", it gives me the correct orange part, but the teal part is now ...
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How to extract the shadows from this image and make the white transparent?

I would like to make a template using this image and make multiple outputs with different textured images as a clipping mask. I tried recreating it using inner shadows but was not successful (I'm a ...
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Name for Stripe Pattern & Implementing It in PhotoShop or Illustrator

I'm looking for the name of this style of striping, as well as how I might go about implementing it as, say, a vector mask. See below the image for additional thoughts. Specifically, this striping ...
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How to clear or mask certain areas of a glow (effect)?

I need to clear the outside glow (in the green area) in order to have the glow only in the inside area of the diamond I've tried the eraser tool and a layer mask but no success. The only way that I ...
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Color Masking Effect in Photoshop

I am a game developer. I am trying to achieve background effect they used in game called Guns of Boom. As seen on the screenshot, background image has some kind of masking effect which gave it a ...
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How can I edit a layer mask like a normal layer in Photoshop?

I want to just edit it as a black-and-white image, like any normal layer.
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Is it possible to maintain position when pasting into a layer mask?

The question says it all I think. When I paste into a layer mask, the pasted pixels re-orientate themselves into the centre of the image. But I would like them to maintain the exact position they ...
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How do I invert the Clipping Mask in Illustrator to hide a stroke path using a shape?

Is there a way to mask a path stroke with a random (filled) shape? So in this example, I want to mask the end of the path (stroke) with a random shape, the problem is that I can't figure out how to ...
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How can I crop a photo to this shape?

I have very little experience with photoshop and I'm trying to crop a photo to a particular shape for a project. This is the shape I need: From what I can understand I can do this with a mask but I'...
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Transforming a mask preview into an actual image

I have a color photo that I'm editing in Photoshop this way: select > color range > Midtones Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/Saturation When I do ALT+click on the mask thumbnail in the layers ...
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How, in Illustrator, do I release a clipping mask without releasing masks contained by that group?

Example: Illustrate a fake "painting" to go in a scene, and apply a clipping mask to bound it to the frame. Group whole scene and apply clipping mask to the layer, or to the group if there are ...
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Why does a clipping mask layer sit below the layer that can be seen, instead of on top?

It seems backwards to me that the clipping mask layer is below the layer that you want masked. If I'm looking down through the layers, why wouldn't the clipping mask layer be on top of the layer I ...
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how do I make a custom gradient shape mask or vector mask that is gradually transparent on one side only?

Using Vector masks or layer masks, In photoshop CC, how do I make a custom gradient shape mask or vector mask that has a gradient on one side only? A side that is curved and the gradient should follow ...
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How to use several shapes together as a mask in Sketch?

I'm quite a noob when it comes to Sketch still, but I often use it for quick edits of images etc. Now I want to create a customized mask for use in social profiles for my music. I want it to be a ...
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How to make multiple sneak peak holes?

To make a sneak peak hole, I make a black rectangle and an eclipse (radial gradient, one stop is white and the other stop is transparent), and mask them with clip unchecked and inverted mask checked: ...
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Can't export properly on Illustrator

So I have a problem exporting clipping masks on Illustrator. I created this image: When I try to export from "Save for Web" option, it wont save most of the dots: The dots are an image, traced in ...
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How to flatten a shape with a pattern fill in Illustrator?

Apologies in advance for the potentially-newbie question – I haven't used Illustrator very much and may not be using the right terminology for things. I have a group of shapes that I've applied a ...
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How do I create png image masks in photoshop?

I noticed teespring.com uses a png that's prepped a certain way so that it acts as a mask inside its web application. Here's what the image looks like when I open it in photoshop: But, here's what it ...
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Gimp: How to create a selection from file in Python

I am using Gimp's non-interactive mode, since I want to process a big number of images and their masks. For every image file, I have a mask image file, which consists of 1 and 0s (1 means the pixel ...
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Clipping mask from complex shape InDesign

this may be a duplicate question but I can't fix this problem with the solutions I've found. I have three images in InDesign: Background 1 Background 2 Mask Image (complex silhouette of a forest) ...
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Help with video tutorial regarding Illustrator opacity mask

OK, so I'm following this tutorial: YouTube -- Illustrator Tutorial: Adding texture using a transparency mask --jump forward to 1:50 I do everything exactly as shown: first group object cut the ...
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Add and edit background in GIMP

This is my first question here and I'm not a graphic designer, just need to change some 'ground truth', as we call it in computer vision to train a conv. neural net. There is an image, size HxWx3 and ...
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Creating black grunge effect on white text in illustrator [closed]

I am fairly new to illustrator, have searched for the answer to this but having no luck. I am trying to add a grunge effect to white text using opacity mask and grunge textures, but it comes out grey, ...
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Photoshop visible masks edges problem

here is a problem that's been bugging me for a long time and as I didn't find any solution from the web, I thought it may be time to ask for help. When I export a .psd from my 3D app with a layer of ...
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Create mask via taking two images and calculate difference?

Is it possible to create a mask of two images, one where you have the background and one where you have the background and the subject. The mask being the background that has the background removing ...
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Clipping/Masking On A Timeline/Tweened Frames On Photoshop CS5 and Up

Good day, Art Creators! I have a questions with regards of clipping or masking a certain part of a GIF that I'm making - I'm not sure how would I explain it, but I'd rather show it below: Here's ...
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Apply single mask to a layer group in Sketch

I have the following icon: At this point I have tried to reduce the number of paths as much as I could but still this icon consists of multiple shapes. Is there a way to combine icon into single ...
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How to remove clipping mask in Illustrator?

I accidentally added a clipping mask on my business card design. I must have pressed a button and I can't seem to undo it. I went to Object->Clipping Mask->Release but they are grayed out. What ...
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How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one

I want to create a realistic shadow effect to my products like in this image. Original: The problem is I can't understand the process of creating this kind of shadow from layer structure. The layer ...
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Inkscape Mac: how to organize objects in the same layer

If I understand if I want to create a mask all the objects must be in the same layer. (if previously are in different layers, they move to one layer only). I find difficult to keep organized when I ...
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Export various clipping masks programmatically?

Would it be possible to programmatically export PNGs based on various clipping masks of the same image? For example: You have some graphic art with a number of pink rectangles in a layer on top. ...
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Illustrator: Cut Lines out of a shape w/o Clipping

I try to cut a couple of lines into a form of a shape. If I expand the lines into shapes, everything is working fine. Unfortunately, I need to have lines at the end, since the file (svg) is going to a ...
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How to apply a filter to a layer and its mask at the same time (in a single pass)?

I have a layer with a mask and I'd like to modify the contents of both using a filter (e.g. Filters -> Distorts -> IWarp). The problem is that I can only edit one of them at a time and reapplying that ...
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Unable to cut out a shape from an image in Illustrator

I made a house drawing from line segments on Adobe Illustrator CC. I used the join command and wanted to cut out the house shape from a color gradient I downloaded. I tried using “Object > Path > ...
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How to colour a group of objects with transparent circles?

A colleague has asked me to change her sloppy pixel-based logo design into a vector. Now, I'm a long-time photoshop user who's just getting started with Illustrator. So naturally... I'm all confused :...
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How can I map all black pixels in a greyscale image to alpha so that it looks the same over a black background? [duplicate]

I have a grayscale image, and I want to make all the black pixels transparent, keep all the white pixels the same, and make all the grey pixels partially transparent based on how dark they are. In ...
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Photoshop: how to print logo without a gray background

I've tried a lot of different things already: inversed it, added a layer mask, trimmed the transparent pixels and deleted the background. It still prints with a gray background to my image. What can I ...
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Mask electrical schematic diagram

I have a schematic diagram that I would like to show as a process illustration, but would like to hide its details and protect from copying. Any ideas how to graphically solve this task while keeping ...
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How to modify the shape of a stroke in Illustrator

I am trying to modify the "house" stroke by shaping the end of it. For now, it is shaped by the white triangle shape, but I want the white triangle to become transparent negative space. I have not ...
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How to crop the edges of a rectangle using the form in the layer behind it?

See image attached. How can I crop the edges of the red rectangles so it follows the rounding of the white bottle behind it? I'm using Photoshop CS6. Thanks!
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How to create forms using a texture?

I am following this tutorial and have reached the 8th step. I cannot understand how the author has placed the texture over the shapes and he has done it in multiple different ways. Can someone help ...
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Erase something from only one channel using GIMP

I am trying to make a RGB mask for game development purposes using GIMP. I am trying to add a gray scale mask to the red channel and then a different gray scale mask to the green channel. So that the ...
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I am trying to change the colour of my text with lines inside but cant

I typed the text, created outlines, edited the text, then expanded it. I then made the lines using the Blend Tool and sent that to the back. I then selected everything and clicked Make Clipping Mask. ...
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Illustrator Opacity Mask and T-Shirt production

I have a design to print on a t-shirt. Some of it is a mask. How will the printer react to that kind of file and if it reacts bad, how can I as fast as possible remove those elements to keep the ...
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How to replace Smart Object in Photoshop mockup and make it fit?

I have purchased a mockup and am trying to replace a Smart Object in it by selecting in Photoshop CS6 menu: "Layer" -> "Smart Objects" -> "Replace Contents..." and then selecting my 2000 x 2000 ...
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Sketch Only Apply Shadow To Outside Edge of Element

I have an element in sketch that has a lot of intersections in the middle of it - when I try to apply a shadow to this element, the shadows become visible in the middle where the intersections are, in ...
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Automate Adding Individual Reveal All Mask to Many Layers in Photoshop?

In Adobe Photoshop CC, what's a fast way to add individual default masks (Reveal All) to every layer in a document with a large layer count (say 100 layers)? I need individual masks, not group masks. ...
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How to create an SVG path reveal animation in Illustrator

Handwriting: SVG animation CodePen Ex: 1 Handwriting: SVG animation CodePen Ex: 2 I'm trying to learn how the above "handwriting" effect was achieved using SVG paths and CSS. I've been looking at ...
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Illustrator: Inaccurate shaper tool cut

couldn't find an answer to this: I'm using the shaper tool in Illustrator CC to cut some letters to the shape of a circle, however, it's making slightly inaccurate cuts. For example, this picture ...
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Work and Clipping Paths in Photoshop to InDesign

I am trying to export a clean mask of an image I created in photoshop to indesign. Whenever I utilize the work path, the wp does not adhere to the selections I've made, but rather creates jagged nasty ...