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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Clip raster image with bezier curve shape in Inkscape

I have a raster image that I'm trying to 'cut out' a part of (then follow it with feathering + blending etc), I draw an "outline" with the bezier curve tool, afterwards making sure to close the newly ...
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How to copy a layer's mask photoshop?

In photoshop, I have a layer with a mask. I want to duplicate this mask to then apply it to another layer. How can I do that?
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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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How to paint black mask in After Effects?

Ok, I have some custom effects that I need to paint a mask for in an animation - my idea was either to use After Effects or Premiere. I'd prefer AE. Basically what I need is to be able to paint with ...
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Releasing Masks in Sketch

I'm working on a library in Sketch, an I have made the icons with color masks, but I need to change them to color styles. Is there any way to release mask in a group of icons at once? Thank you
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How can I extend the pattern in a group layer mask?

I'm fairly new to photoshop (currently using CC 2015) so I apologise for any incorrect use of terminology and if I'm asking a stupid question. I created an A6 document and followed instructions to ...
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Background gradient mask layer effect

I'm a newbie using gimp. I would like to make a banner like the picture below, a white color banner with some fade background color. Please advise. Thanks.
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Fill selection holes (selecting the convex hull) in Photoshop

How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection in Photoshop. In other words, how does one fill the holes in a selection in Photoshop? Consider a donut shape. You use the wand to create a ...
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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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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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How to make a b&w mask identical with the image in photoshop?

I've got a simple hair image and want to create a b&w mask for it. I've selected the black color via Select-->Color Range and then inverted selection. Finally I've painted the selection with pure ...
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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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How can I create a splatmask in Photoshop?

I'd like to create a randomized splatmask like this one to represent the distribution of vegetation. For example, black means no vegetation, green means small rocks, red means some foliage and blue ...
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Automating the masking of a moving object on a static background image? (image to alpha?)

Say I have a still background image. And I have a number of images where a hand comes into the foreground infront of that background image and moves around. If I wanted to mask that hand out of the ...
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Delete anything outside an area

If i have outlined an object, say a car, and i have added a red air brush around to give it a color, how could i remove all color outside the outline of the car? Masking etc. ?
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AI to PDF, mask over photo doesn't show

I layered a gradient over a photo and masked it to create a fade. When I save the file as a PDF and place the file in an email the image doesn't show the fade. I've saved it every way I can think of ...
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How to get a layer's dimensions (including transparent border)?

I need to know the dimensions of a masked layer with transparent area to resize it to the same dimensions of another layer. If use the bounds data I get the dimensions of the pixels, but not the ...
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Pattern from polygon on layer in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects, and I am trying to create a polygon tile with hexagons (a honeycomb-like pattern) on a shape layer, in a manner similar to the pattern fills in Illustrator. However, as I ...
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result I'm ...
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gimp: use modifiable layer as mask of another layer

I have text cutting out pieces (letters) from background layer using alpha to selection on the text and using that selection as mask for the background layer (like in this question how can i make ...
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Easier or smarter method to apply a texture over multiple layered parts of an image

Because I don't have the artistic talent needed, I often Google random images with the overall shape I need/want and modify it by recolouring or by applying "textures" — quotes because I'm using this ...
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Photoshop image fading and background effect

I believe it's easy to do, but I am missing some details. Somehow, my results are not what I'd wanted them to look like. How to draw illustrational lines? (Think of the lines from Windows Vista login ...
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How to apply gradient to mask in Photoshop?

I've been using Photoshop CS3 for several years. All of a sudden today, I could not apply a gradient to a layer mask. Nothing happens. I was, however, able to use a brush on the mask. Click layer ...
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How to move freely a multiple cropped shapes from an image

I'm trying to crop multiple circles from an image. I grouped the circles and applied : Object -> compound path -> make; whereas the image I made it a clipping mask, and then used the pathfinder tools ...
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Illustrator: Clip using transparency

I want to clip the image in the background using the image on top based on the transparency Original link: http://prntscr.com/8brfnb I want the areas that are under the opaque parts of the top image ...
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Krita: how to add imported image to a layer mask

I need to add an imported image mask to a transparency mask layer. I'm currently using Photoshop in my workflow and can import image masks created in blender and create layer masks with them, but ...
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Can I drag and drop layer as another layer mask in Photoshop?

I have a black and white layer in Photoshop. I want to drag and drop that layer quickly on another layer as a layer mask. Is it possible? Current workflow I'm using is: Select b/w layer Ctrl+A to ...
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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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Gray out the whole svg except for a g

I have a group of objects. It is a <g> of two rectangles. Also I have some other objects behind and in front of the group. Now I want to gray out everything except the group. How could I do that?...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

This same question was marked as a duplicate, so it never got answered here: Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? This is not a duplicate. I'm asking about Sketch, not Photoshop.
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Saving a Layer Mask

How can I save the following mask as a PNG image ? I pressed Alt + Right-click on the mask to get the following image but I don't know how to export it
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How to convert a color fill layer into a mask?

I created several color fill layers that I thought were layer masks, is it possible to change it to layer masks? The color fills are silhouettes, so a basic shape that looks like a layer mask. any ...
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Inverted layer mask not working as expected [duplicate]

Consider the following gradient: Now I create a solid color layer and copy-paste the gradient as its layer mask. Where the mask is white I got 100% opacity and where the mask is black I got 0% ...
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Can't delete selection from mask in Photoshop

Please look at the picture below - I selected an area from a mask, when I hit delete key, it just paints that area as white. If I select whole canvas and hit delete, the whole area gets white. All I ...
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Illustrator Opacity Mask Not Fully Hiding Object [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a logo and I'm having trouble cutting out part of a line. I'm trying to use an opacity mask to do this because using the pathfinder tool changes how the lines look. The problem I'm ...
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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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Photoshop CS5, how to create a layer mask from a layer?

I have a layer in Photoshop that I'd like to use as a layer mask, is this at all possible? It's a black & white layer with some gradients that I would like to apply to another layer that's a ...
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How to copy illustrator opacity mask via script?

Situation - I have a group that contains some objects partially covered by opacity mask to emulate blurred edge. It is very easy to copy-paste such group in Illustrator - and copied group contais the ...
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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?

I have 20 multiple images in different layers withon a Photoshop file. I want to apply one clipping mask for all the layers. I grouped all layers and tried but the clipping mask option is disabled. ...
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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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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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Illustrator: apply clipping mask to group

Here's the problem I have: I have a large group of objects that I want to apply a clipping mask to. The large group of objects are in different colours, so I can't make them a compound path. But ...
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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 ...