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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cannot apply Clipping mask to a group / minus front from a groupd

I have 3 pieces of a basic map markers each pointing into different cardinal direction. What I would like to achieve is to have three "arrows" pointing into each cardinal direction N,E and W. (South ...
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How to create a illusion of depth? (some kind of clipping mask between two object)

I have a circle object and a fish object. Now, the fish is half-way through the circle so head should be in front of circle and vice versa end of the fish behind the circle. How to do this? I've ...
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How to make a color gradient mask?

I am wondering if it's somehow possible to create a more or less opposite gradient (maybe with less saturation) for all these Vectors on this background (I'm not ever sure if it's going to look good......
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How to apply masked effects on grouped data (raster and vector) in Adobe Illustrator?

I am working with Adobe Illustrator and the Avenza Mapublisher plugins which allows to load geodata into Illustrator. I create topographical maps consisting of mostly vector data and a shading in png ...
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How do I convert an “blending mode” artwork to adopt the colors so I can edit some of them?

I'm trying to convert the this graphic so I'll adopt the colors displayed after choosing the "color" blending mode. The graphic looks like this before setting the blending mode: Now I want it to ...
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How to subtract an irregular portion from a shape

using photoshop I have this shape over a regular circle shape. I need to subtract from the circle the portion marked in black. I was able to select the circle portion to be subtracted but here I stop. ...
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Subtract specific area on object in illustrator

For example in After Effects you are using mask for adjustments of your shape. You can subtract something with it what you needed. Can't find related future in AI. Here is an image which is ...
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How to remove exclusion shapes from main shape

Following up this question solution, I have designed the elipses as intended. However I'm now stuck with a "masked" shape where I want to have only the elipses as the final shape: How to draw an ...
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How to get rid of a part of an image (an image is a shape) in Photoshop CC?

I have an image. I want to get rid of "i" letter from it. This is an initial image. It is a shape: This is the goal, a desired image: I can select and hide "i" with a layer mask, but I cannot get ...
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Axure: how to mask out objects outside the canvas

In my current Axure prototype I have an element that is supposed to "slide in" from below the actual screen area. Of course this element should not be visible beforehand. Therein lies my problem, as ...
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Apply/Render Mask to Layer

What I'm trying to do is make the bounding box, where the transform handles are, perfectly sync with the masked picture. Here's an image of what I'm trying to avoid: And here's the layer on the ...
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How would I take the top layer in a group, and make it's color overlay only show on children in the group?

Not sure if anyone can help, but I'm looking to see if it's possible to do. Can I have a group of layers in Photoshop, fill the entire canvas with a color and have it only show on the children of ...
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Select and Mask option missing for Quick Selection Tool (W) in PS CC v20151209

In my instance of PS CC v20151209 there is no Select and Mask option for Quick Selection Tool. Is this a buggy software or is it really missing in this version of PS? Because everywhere in video ...
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Creat a transparency mask such as clipping mask?

I can see a "Creat mask" button in the transparency pannel. Its such an easy way to quickly add texture on my shape. But the thing is that its made to manage transparency whereas i would like creat ...
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Trying to Mask Text in Ai. It is not going well [duplicate]

When I follow the instructions in the Adobe tutorial the mask is created but the color is totally off. I am using a gold texture and the screenshot below is what I end up with. here's what it looks ...
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Can Illustrator export an artboard and have it ignore paths that extend into it from other artboards?

I’m working with a design that essentially looks like a mosaic of tiles, like this: I’ve written a script that splits this single-artboard graphic into individual artboards that retain the position ...
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Photoshop: how to move image to mask

How can I move a black & white image to a layer mask in Photoshop? My image includes shadows, lights, etc and I can't just select area and paste to mask. I need this saved in grayscale.
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How to mask a layer from a channel in GIMP with Python?

I've been 3 days searching for documentation about python-fu for GIMP 2.8, and the one I find is great, but deprecated. So I'm now stuck at this place: I've created 3 color channels, and want to add ...
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Illustrator: how to draw “snowflake” in live mirror mode?

I want to draw such "snowflake" pic using 1/8 part of it. Is there way to use Illustrator to draw such a snowflake in live mirror mode? I thought that I can use clipping mask and Transform Effects ...
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Using placed Illustrator file as clipping mask in InDesign

I'm having an issue working out how to create a clipping mask with placed (not copy and pasted) illustrator artwork. I have an icon set that I manage in illustrator. I create an artboard per icon and ...
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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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Gimp clipping mask doesn't work any longer

Up until recently I was able to scale images in Gimp without any problem, but I have may touched something and now everything that goes beyond the original size boundary gets cropped. I have made sure ...
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Inkscape Clip Shape and Filter

The top layer has a drop shadow, but the shadow should not have any effect on the transparent area outside of the circle. I tried using duplicating the circle and using Path-->Intersection, but ...
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Sketch-app: How do I edit an existing image mask?

I can mask an image in Sketch by selecting the image and then clicking the "mask" button. I then have the ability to define the shape of the masking object. After the image is masked, if I double ...
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Removing Hidden Data in PDF with Illustrator

I have a certain PDF containing data plots generated and exported with Wolfram Mathematica. It is a highly zoomed in version of the dataset, and sadly Wolfram seems to export all of the data, and ...
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Photoshop: Cutting path out of layer

Having trouble cutting the path out from the above image. I managed to cut the outside with a layer mask, but when i do that now for this it crops just that area. Do I need to invert it somehow?
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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 apply filled mask to an audio spectrum layer?

Sorry if the question may appear confusing, I will try to explain as clearly as possible. I have created an audio spectrum layer and I'm trying to apply a filled mask to it. See first image: I drew a ...
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How do I create a transparent image that is the diff of two images in gimp?

I have two images that are very similar, let's say image A is the base image and image B is the image that slightly differs. I need to extract all the parts of image B that differs from the base image ...
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Photoshop CC 2017 - Why is lasso tool cropping image when used in Select And Mask?

I photograph a leaf on a blue background. The original image is 6000x4000. I want to make the background transparent. So I use the Color Range selection tool to select most of the blue background. ...
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making part of image semi-transparent

I have tried many ways using a layer mask (such as this one) to accomplish this but could not get the result I expect. I have this image: I would like to make the square outline semi-transparent say ...
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masking 3 different colors

So I'm using Adobe Illustrator and I've got three colors, white, and two different shades of gray. when I make a mask with all three colors it turns out great, but when I put the new graphic in front ...