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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Remove (or mask) a specific colour from multiple layers CS5

This question seems to have been asked a number of times but either the requirements are different or I'm not able to follow the answers. I have an animated GIF that was created using a third party ...
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Create blended layer with mask and text

I have a simple text layer and a texture layer. I want to use the texture layer to texture the text using blending modes and opacity. I want the texture to only show through on the text... but I want ...
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How to cut part of text beneath masked object in Inkscape?

I have a masked object above text. Now I want to cut the masked object so that I can use different colors for the divided paths in the text. When I try using path-division command, it is dividing the ...
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Sketch: Layer Mask

I'm trying to fill a layer with an image using a shape as a layer mask. I would like to have the inner shadow I added to the shape show once I fill it with an image. However, as expected, the image ...
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Clipping Mask, Pathfinder or Compound Path?

I'm sorry for such a generic title, but I couldn't figure out a title that would make sense with what I am trying to do. So I am a novice when it comes to illustrator, but I am trying to cut out the ...
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How do I create a layer mask that only shows non-empty pixels of masked layer

I want to create a mask that only displays a region of the masked layer, most of which is transparent. But the current result is I get a ton of black pixels. How do I achieve the transparency of the ...
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How do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools?

Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc. at this point? When I go to use them they are in my edit history but I don't ...
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How can I merge two objects in Illustrator? [duplicate]

In Illustrator how can I merge this roof vector to the background of the square? roof and square
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Save for Web with Layer Mask

I have an image which has a layer mask so that the image fades to transparent. However when I try to export the image (Save for Web) as a PNG the layer mask is lost. What am I doing wrong? Can this be ...
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How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?

Fireworks and Photoshop are both great. I'd would like to know how to achieve similar results to Photoshop's clipping masks in Fireworks (I don't have as much experience using Fireworks as I do using ...
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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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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 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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How to create a partial clipping mask?

I want to create an image similar to this. How can I clip mask only half of the image into the object while the rest of half still stays in the full image? In the attached image, half of the ...
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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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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 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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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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How to place different sized circles inside a shape

How could I make something like this? I know how to place text inside a shape but not this. Could it be vector and scalable? Thanks
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How do you paste inside of a layer mask in Photoshop

I was trying to paste some pattern that I made inside another layer. But each time I pasted, it ended up on the layer selected instead of its layer mask even when mask was selected. I have Photoshop ...
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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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How to create a circular black gradient mask

Last year I hired someone to do some work for our website but accidentally lost the PSD files since then. It's a fairly basic concept but I am fairly inexperienced with using masks. How can I create ...
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How can I make text be “masked” into a silhouette?

I need some way of making text (more specifically, the chorus for a song for a graphic arts project) be fitted to the outline of a silhouette. The effect I wish to achieve is much like this piece of ...
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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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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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Illustrator: Opacity Mask Makes Image Grayscale

I have text that I am trying to turn into a opacity mask, but when I do the image that I am masking turns into grayscale. Any ideas why?
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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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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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What is this procedure called in Photoshop

I am a beginner in Photoshop and trying to emulate a template, but now I'm stuck. I don't know how to name the procedure marked by the arrow. So I have a picture which is masked by another layer. Can ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Creating a “black mask” file covering all non-transparent pixels in Photoshop image, all layers

I have created an image in Photoshop CS3 consisting of numerous layers including text layers, and graphics layers. The print shop says that I have to submit ANOTHER file which is a "mask" file, which ...
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removing partial shapes/objects

I have a template on the artboard and I am using basic shapes to fill the template with designs. Some shapes overlap the template. I want to remove the parts that go outside the template box. I have ...
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In illustrator how do I create a clipping mask path based on a path layer?

I am trying to apply a pattern piece of vector artwork which is from one image to another image. The original image has the following: it has a clip group - with a clipping path and a artwork ...
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How to invert colours on a layer?

I have a layer with a mask that was handed to me by a designer, and I wish to change the colours of it, but I'm having difficulty. Here it is, along with the thumbnail - ...If you look closely, you ...
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How does (clipping) mask in Photoshop work in my specific case

This is my basic layer setup: Textlayer Shape Background I want to mask the shape-layer so the parts where the text in the shape is transparent. Rasterizing the shape and deleting the text-part is ...
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Illustrator clipping masks containing images and text

My clipping mask was working in when it was just text. I have added an image to the text and the clipping mask no longer works even if I group the text and the image. Any ideas? I was working in ...
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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 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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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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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 ...