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 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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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 ...
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Align an image horizontally relative to a mask

When I place an image inside a mask, is there a way to align horizontally/vertically that image so it's right in the center of that mask without me having to drag it around within the mask to find the ...
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How can I thread a compound path through a shape in Illustrator using masks?

Imagining that the blue shape in the attached is a bead and the black path is a thread, how do I create the illusion that the path is threaded through the hole in the bead using a clipping mask? Also, ...
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Clipped layer area dont get uniform shadow in Photoshop

See the problem below, Blue layer is clipped with the grey background but as soon the blue shape layer starts "Shadow Intensity is low" Here is a closeup of the problem Okay here is the Layer Panel ...
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How can I get rid of the content edges when I mask it with smaller container in Illustrator?

I have placed an image about 1000px*800px into Illstrator and I mask it with a box of 500px*500px now the content boundaries of the image is annoying me when positioning it with smart guide or with ...
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Creating a mask for a blur effect from a PS layer in After Effects

I importet a PS composition to Adobe After Effects and have trouble achiving to following effect. I have a rendered Text Layer that I want to use to mask a gaussian blur effect. The final effect ...
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Illustrator: How to intersect a picture with a curved line

I am completely new to designs and illustrator. I am designing a scientific poster, so I want to create a curved line on the left of the poster where the left of the line is filled with a background ...
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How do I make a greyscale layer become a mask for another layer in Photoshop CS6?

I wanted to create a mask that looked exactly like another layer that I have. How do I do that?
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Photoshop: Apply Basic Color Gradient Below Mask

I have a photo of someone's profile. I have used the Lasso tool to select the sillouhette of this person. I would like to apply a gradient to everything in the photo (the bckgd) leaving the person ...
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How do I copy a layer with a vector mask in Photoshop

I need to copy an icon from a design that has a vector mask in photoshop. How can I do it so I get the icon to paste exactly as I see it in the design, so it can (for example) be added to a css image ...
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Create a repeating glare effect over a coin in Flash

Please kindly advise the missing steps for adding a glare (shining) effect to a yellow circle symbol, representing a coin. The effect should run every 2 seconds. The symbol will be exported and be ...
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Photoshop mask extension color

I frequently use predominately black masks on gradient or fill layers to show a shape with a color that I can choose later. However, when I transform the layer, the extension color is white- i.e. ...
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Masking problems in illustrator [closed]

I have a group of paths and a rectangle like so: I am trying to cut a hole in the rectangle using the group of paths, I have managed to do this in Photoshop just fine but I'm a bit of a newbie when ...
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Trying to put a guide layer within a mask

I'm doing an animation with a planet revolving around an object. I used a guide layer to create the animation so that the planet goes along the ellipse. In order for the planet to go behind the object,...
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How to select text and keep a background color within its selection?

This may be a confusing title as I am not quite sure what the proper terminology is. I have a font that is grungy/broken and not completely solid. I added a background layer of black, and I want to ...
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How to manually blur more layers at once in Photoshop

I am working on a map exported from GIS software. It is on a white background and has very sharp edges. When I try to automatically blur the edge it is not working well because it is curved a lot. I ...
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Composite two images to reduce glare in label

Image I want to use but has a glare on labels Image that has no glare on label I want us the image with the completely blown out white background, but replace its label with the one in the other ...
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How make all layer masks of different layers on GIMP affect just one layer?

I'm colorizing black and white pics. At first I started just creating one layer over the black and white pic, setting the layer mode to "overlay" and painting with a normal brush. Then I realized this ...
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How to select the Shape to use as Mask in XD?

I have 2 rectangles, a big one and a small one. The big one has round edges. If I select both of them and click to "Mask with Shape", Adobe XD will always use the small rectangle as the mask, but I ...
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Where to find stock images (portraits) with transparent background

I'm looking for a place to find stock images, specifically portraits, that come with a pre-masked background, so I can easily replace it. Does anyone know a source, or a way to filter for that type of ...
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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 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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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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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 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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How do I invert the Clipping Mask in Illustrator to hide a stroke path using a shape?

Is there a way to mask a path stroke with a random (filled) shape? So in this example, I want to mask the end of the path (stroke) with a random shape, the problem is that I can't figure out how to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photoshop - Knock out hair from busy background [duplicate]

I've tried going through a variety of tutorials, and have seen a variety of techniques for knocking out people from backgrounds in Photoshop...but none seem to show how to properly clip hair if the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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