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How to copy a layer's mask photoshop?

The easiest way to duplicate a layer mask is by holding the Alt (win) or Option (mac) key while dragging the layer mask thumbnail to another layer in the layer panel.
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How to create a gradient opacity mask in Illustrator

Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just ...
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Need help straightening edges for photoshop drawing

The way to have this re-sizeable without pixelation (jagged edges) is to Re-draw this in a vector application and save it as a .pdf (or any vector format) Photoshop is a raster (pixel based) ...
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Is it possible to maintain position when pasting into a layer mask?

Use Paste-in-Place, Layer via Copy or Alt Drag Use: Copy in Place: Ctrl+Shift+V Or Layer via Copy Ctrl+J *Both do the same thing with layers. Copy Mask Also, when copying one layer mask on to ...
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How to make a nondestructive mask in Inkscape?

This is possible to do with masks, and keep the text as text. With the creative use of clones, you can also make it so the text is editable without having to release the mask too! Here is a quick run ...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

You can get a feathering effect in some cases using alpha masking. However, this doesn't allow you to feather complex (or some simple) shapes in an easy way. Alpha masking allows you to mask using an ...
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How can I change outer part of hair to remove pinkish hue - photoshop CC

Looks like you aren't using the Select and Mask functionality in Photoshop for background removal. Make a selection of the model, and refine your mask using the Select and Mask button. For a full ...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

The original question was a good one, with a concrete example which is displayed on the sketch help page for Masking, and @Alex Magill's answer is helpful, (though the video is no longer available). ...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

Duplicate the normal shape (the one with the shadow). Now apply the duplicate as the mask on an image. Move the masked image on top of the shape with the drop shadow. Select both pieces and group them....
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How to use a shape as a vector mask?

If you have a shape layer that you want to use as a mask for another layer you could just use a regular clipping mask like I describe [here]. A clipping mask is probably a better option but if you do ...
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GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

Since Gimp 2.10, you can have masks on layer groups, so one solution is to put the layers in a group, and add a mask to the group: However, in the general case, this may not give exactly the same ...
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Masking a shape out of symbol in Sketch 3

Here is a tutorial I just created for you. I made it step by step since I didn't know how comfortable you feel with Sketch. See that the important part is how you create your initial logo. Always on ...
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Illustrator: Opacity Mask Makes Image Grayscale

Your mask is the wrong way around! You're masking the text with the image, not masking the image with the text. The image is obviously converted to grayscale to be used as a mask and the text is ...
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Apply single mask to a layer group in Sketch

I don't know if you can apply a mask to a group, but you can very easily work around it by combining shapes into a single shape in Sketch. You just have to drag one shape onto another in the layers ...
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How to flatten a shape with a pattern fill in Illustrator?

Assuming that you created the pattern and it is constructed of strokes, it's a fairly simple process. Select the shape(s) and hit go to Object → Expand (this will covert the "filled" shape to a ...
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Adding a screenshot to a product image in Photoshop 21.2.2

Copy-paste your screenshot into the PSD file you downloaded. This will create a new layer containing your artwork. This layer should be the top most layer in the Layers panel. If it's not, drag to ...
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How to copy a layer's mask photoshop?

Here are the steps: Deselect everything. Ctrl + click (Cmd +clickfor mac) the mask you want to copy (be sure to click the mask thumbnail, not the layer name) Click on another layer (the one that you ...
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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?

In Photoshop CS6, select all the layers you wish to be clipped, click on the Layers panel flyout menu and choose "Create Clipping Mask". Make sure the masking layer is immediately below the bottom-...
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Masking Problems in Illustrator (Is it a bug?)

When you outline text it creates a group, with each letter being its own shape. You can't use a group as a mask, what you need to do is create a compound path from your group. With your outlined text ...
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Sketch circular icon export clipped

The Problem is that your circle is bigger than your artboard. The circle is 24 x 24 px big as well as your artboard. But you have a border of 1px around it, which is center aligned. This means your ...
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How do I merge layers without losing the layer mask?

New Layer Merge Visible Move the mask. Using shortcuts it's very quick.... Command/Ctrl-Option/Alt-Shift-N Command/Ctrl-Option/Alt-Shift-E Move the mask (Hold the Option/Alt while moving to copy ...
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How to get rid of a part of an image (an image is a shape) in Photoshop CC?

Adobe Help: Working with vector based shape layers Use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to click an anchor point on the path you want removed... hit the Delete key until that portion is gone (...
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How can I change outer part of hair to remove pinkish hue - photoshop CC

You can use any brush loaded with a brown (or desired color), then set the brush blend mode to Color or Hue and brush over the areas. It may be easier to load a selection of the head first, that way ...
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Adding to or subtracting from a distressed mask/overlay mask using 100% opacity pixels in Photoshop

Work your image in Bitmap color mode. It cannot have any intermediate shades. You can turn it later to grayscale or even RGB. No antialiasing blur creeps in as long as you do not insert nor edit ...
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What is this procedure called in Photoshop

The "square" layer is a Shape Layer. The "picture" layer is a Smart Object. I've created a similarly structured document, to demonstrate this. I created a black rectangle as my Smart Object and ...
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