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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Trying to get pattern into specific shape - GIMP

I am trying to get a specific pattern into a shape with GIMP using layer masks. But i cannot make it work, either the layer mask is grayscale for some reason or i cant get the pattern to show. This ...
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In GIMP, how to get a selection from a mask?

Let's say I paint a mask in GIMP and I want to convert that to a selection for applying filters, etc. What are the steps for doing this? Using this sample image from Pixabay we'll create a mask for ...
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How to delete a specific shape from an image without rasterizing the shape?

I have the following image: I want to cut the volume slider and acheive the following result: Actually I made this a month ago. But now when I tried using the same method it is not working. I ...
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Adding border to masked image in sketch

I am currently in the process of trying to cut part of a circle while still displaying the full image that is masked. It might be easier to show an example. I am trying to do something like this: ...
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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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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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How to create an alpha mask from an image?

I want to create an image which I can use as a texture in OpenGL. The image is a jpg that comes in red. In my OpenGL I want to be able to change the red color to any other color the user selects, for ...
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Inkscape and logo with transparent text?

I need to make a t-shirt with a one color design that is EASY as a .png. But the shirt company wants it as a vectored .eps file. I tried sending them an import of the .png but that wasn't good ...
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Add a new layer to a set of button icons

A designer has created (for money) a set of button icons (Facebook, Settings, ...) for me, where all buttons have the same rounded rectangle outline: Now I need to add few more buttons, for example ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to “mask” a shape and preserve vector-nature?

Foreword: OK so I really should be working in a vector software like Illustrator--unfortunately I don't have access to Ai at the moment. My question is, how can I "mask" off part of a shape in ...
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How to add continuous text to a shape that was created with shape builder tool in illustrator?

I need a continuous text in a shape that has been built with a shape builder tool (Let's say doughnut shape). I need the text to continuously flow in the "doughnut", and leave the inside circle empty. ...
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Select compound paths under a path but keep edges

Background: I've created a word cloud, and I'd like to clip it to a predefined path. The problem is that words on the edge are getting trimmed halfway, I'd like to keep the whole word. The question is:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...