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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How to preserve a drop shadow and outline when clipping?

I’m trying to make an icon of the Australian flag overlayed onto a map of Australia for an Android app at work, but I cannot figure out how to get the drop shadow and outline to be clipped too. ...
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Using an object as a mask

I have a black object in a layer all by itself that I'm trying trying to use as a mask, to cut out a white object the same size. I tried drawing an white rectangle on a new layer, placed it on top of ...
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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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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

I want to create a word-cloud or you call a tag-cloud, but I have a problem cutting the words out of the shape that I want. Anyway, here's the demo word-cloud: I want the yellow "DEMO" text to ...
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How do I delete an object over something, and have the shape of where it was stay with nothing there?

I apologize for the title, I can't explain for my life... But the problem i'm having is, I am trying to create a blank space over a letter. You can see in the screenshots that I have two elbow shapes ...
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How can I hide parts of an object that don't overlap another object? [closed]

What is the best way to remove the part of the blue object that doesn't overlap the grey object?
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Why doesn't my opacity mask fully hide my object?

I've got a problem with masking. I've made an object and masked it over. The masking effect is visible, but it should go behind the object. The transparent part should be at 0% visibility, but ...
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How to apply adjustment layer to layer mask?

Everything on Google is how to apply masks to adjustment layers and I wan't the opposite. I have a mask and want to apply a levels adjustment to it. Is there a way to do that?
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Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? [duplicate]

How can I make the edge of a mask blurred/feathered like this example in Sketch?
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Merging 3 different-Not Crossing Shapes into 1 Path

I want to merge 3 letters into 1 path. Their paths simply don't touch or cross each other. So basically it means I have 3 different positioned shapes I need to merge. Is it possible? And the reason ...
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

I want to erase part of a rectangle but it gets erased in the way shown in the right hand image: I want to be like this:
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Is there a way to a selectively mask out layer styles?

I was wondering if there was a way to selectively mask out layer styles (not including the actual layer)? For example: I add a drop shadow to a layer, but I only want the shadow to show on a few ...
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Mask composed of multiple shapes with gradient fill in Sketch

I have a group of shapes that each have their own unique gradient fill. I would like to use the union of those shapes to create an alpha mask for an image behind it. In other words, I want the union ...
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How to pull specific image out with color?

Noob to Photoshop, but I've been trying to superimpose a pattern onto a specific type of design. I haven't gotten very far but this is what I have so far: What I would like is the Swoosh itself ...
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Fill a shape with Bucket Tool (except leave the text inside the shape transparent) in Gimp

I have this image that I downloaded and I am trying to recreate it in a larger size. This is what I have so far: I really want to be able to fill in the oval with black, but not fill in the letter "...
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Turn Grayscale image into black image with transparency

What I want is for the image to turn all grays into transparencies of black, which doesn't seem to work when I simply use "Colour Range" to remove white from image. -Using Adobe Photoshop.
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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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how to make a layer mask and save it as black and white jpeg [closed]

i want to make a layer mask in photoshop. after that i want to save the layer mask as a black and white JPEG. i want to use this black and white JPEG as a mask in photoscan. how do i do that?
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Re-link a mask to its layer

How to a re-link a layer mask to its layer? I have unlinked a mask from its layer so I can feely move the image affected separate from the mask. Now, I would like to re-link them so I may move both ...
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How to convert a picture into black lines and a transparent background?

I've looked at a couple of previous questions, but I haven't been able to apply it to my question. I'm trying to extract the black from this picture (so I can turn it into a vector later in ...
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How to create transparent border around text on Illustrator?

I created the following on Photoshop. I wanted to see if the same can be done on Illustrator (just the typography). I tried clipping masks, but the opposite of what I want is happening i.e. the circle ...
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Inverse Clipping Mask in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have this text on a white bar in Illustrator, and I would like to make that part of the white bar transparent instead of what it currently is - the same color as the background. I tried doing the ...
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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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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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Using Mask to trace transparent space inside Text

I have a text which has transparent space in it. I wanted to trace that space in order to use it as a clipping mask for an image. I selected the space using magic wand. I some how did something and ...
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Invert text layer used as clipping mask? (Photoshop)

I have three layers; a canvas b/w background, a text layer, and an image (bottom to top). I set the text as a clipping mask for the image, so you get the background, the text, and the image can be ...
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How to make a mask in photoshop and use shapes in that mask?

What does the person do in this video (around the 0:21 second mark)? In that video the person makes a layer group and the makes a mask for it and modifies that mask constantly. I've read this thread ...
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after effects greyscale bmp as mask

I created a grey scale bmp image (depthmap) which corresponds with the first frame in a short video clip. my intention is to use the bmp image as a mask and then track the mask for the remainder of ...
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How to create a transparent difference (additive?) layer from 2 solid layers

I'm very new to graphic design in general, so I'm not sure if I'm using the correct terms, sorry about that. I have two solid images (A & B) and I want to extract the difference between the two to ...
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How to feather vector mask?

The headline is actual question:) I want to add vector mask to the layer, but I want to soften it's edges because it looks a bit unnatural compared to the rest of the photo, thanks
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Intersection between layers for empty and filled heart vector in Photoshop

I have downloaded a heart icon vector from flaticon, I will use it as "add as favorite" icon, so I need two states: The heart filled with black background with opacity 75% for example (...
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Illustrator clipping mask on blended lines

I am newbie to Illustrator, just started out like a few weeks ago and was hoping someone could help me with this. I wanted to do a clipping mask over few blends and its kinda not working out... This ...
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apply layer style to part of an image

I have a (png) logo with lettering and artwork above (and not touching) the lettering. How can I mask or isolate the lettering portion, in order to apply a layer style to only the artwork portion of ...
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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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Select Mask Content (Intersection rather than Union) in Inkscape

When creating a mask, the resulting cut-out will have the selection size of the object which has parts "cut off" via the mask. This makes sense for scaling but it is cumbersome for moving and ...
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Apply stroke only to top layer of clipping mask

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC. I have a clipping mask with text over colored rectangles. I want to apply stroke to the text in the clipping mask without applying stroke to the rectangles. This is ...
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How to copy a clipping mask in illustrator without both the copies not being linked to each other?

I tried copying the clipping mask by holding alt and dragging the mask, but when I "release" one mask, both the masks are released. Is there a way to copy the path I created with the pen tool? I ...
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Best method for going from Photoshop to InDesign with masked text? [duplicate]

I do almost all of my design initially in Photoshop, its just my personal preference and allows me personally the most creativity. But I do then take the proper steps to bring the finished design into ...
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Photoshop layer masks very unpractical when resizing canvas. Is there a better way?

quick introduction to the problem. Say I have an image on which I applied a layer mask and a black and white effect. (With a duplicate of the mask). Like so: If I change the canvas size (which ...
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Illustrator: Create a clipping mask for a long-shadow that was made using the blend tool [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make an icon with a long shadow, I used Illustrators blend tool to make the shadow in between my two pigs like so. What I would like to do now is create a clipping mask for the long ...
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How to make a clipping mask act like it's supposed to [duplicate]

I'll make this more simple than before, since the answer did not work. I need the first shirt with the lines behind it look like this: I just took the lasso tool to create this example, which is not ...
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How can I simplify this object with excessive clipping mask

Someone delivered a vector file from me that was from an older version of illustrator. There is an excessive amount of clipping mask, and I'm wondering if there is a way to .... make it into one file? ...
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What is the best way to create partially extracted photos?

This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like a ...
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Copying & Pasting inverted image in GIMP

I have a basic image that is black on a white background. I simply want to invert the image, take the now white portion and paste it on another image in GIMP. I am having no luck. Within GIMP, I ...
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Why does the clipped objects position reset when applying eyedropper color to a mask in InDesign CC?

I'm working on an icon project where I have images clipped into circles of varying colors, bleeding off the bottom. I'm also creating a color scheme, in smaller circles, which is then applied to the ...
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Gimp export layer mask as png

As the title says, how can I export only the layer mask? I want to do this because I need to use it in another program.
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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 edit the “Edge 3d” filter output properly with InkScape?

I am currently creating a bevel effect with Inkscape. I found that the easiest and coolest way to do it was using the "Edge 3d" filter. Not willing to redo the bevel effect now. Anyway, the way I did ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

I imported my Illustrator file into After Effects. I then turned the Vector layer into a shape layer. I added a trim path to the shape but the trim path does some weird start to end point mask. ...
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How to manage overlapping shadows without using clipping masks in vector illustrations

When I make vector images in Illustrator I often end up using a stylistic, almost cel shaded designs. When I want to give "shadowed" areas to an object for example, I usually just make a new object/...

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