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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image. This allows you many options, including adding layers from any open document, controlling opacity, blending modes, channels, etc. In this case, if you already have your ...


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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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To answer the title of creating an "inverse clipping mask" .. you do this by: selecting your two objects (traditionally the clipping mask is the layer above the object to clip) open your pathfinder panel (Window -> Pathfinder or Shift - Ctrl/Command - F9) press the option/alt key and click the Minus Front (2nd Shape Mode icon) at the same time This creates ...


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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 made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = transparent) ...


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I would say if you want to mask propellers then you need to create a new mask in propeller form :) 1) Create a new shape with three line. Here i will create a very simple form of the propeller, you can extend it in your test 2) Now rasterize the shape layer (right mouse button click on the layer and then click on "Rasterize layer") and assign a new filter "...


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Start with your gradient smart object set as a clipping mask for your artwork like so: Open up the Blending Options for your gradient smart object: Uncheck Blend Clipped Layers as Group: Reduce the fill on your gradient smart object to 0%: And that should do it for you


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Use the menu Select-> Color range. Then choose the +eyedropper icon and drag across the gradient of the sky until you have the sky selected. Then go to the Adjustments (under the layers panel) and choose Hue/Saturation, Curves or whatever you want to do with the sky.


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This is possible. Insert a rectangle around the first image. Select both rectangle and image, and mask it: Layer / Mask with Selected Shape. Select the Mask and switch it to Alpha Mask: Layer / Mask Mode / Alpha Mask. Fill it with a Linear gradient, set the start color to transparent and the end color to black. Adjust the angle of the gradient from top/...


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You can use a trim path on a shape layer as track matte to achieve a solid and smooth animation without keyframing a mask. Bring your shape into After Effects: Make sure that no layer is selected in your composition and hit G to enable the pen tool Draw your animation path from the bottom to the end of the shape Set the contour width of the new created ...


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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) application and will show pixelation when resized.


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Another technique to try without having to recreate the propeller from scratch. Uses the images own tonal information as a layer mask. Result: I simply duplicated the image layer, made a brightness/contrast adjustment then pasted the inverted result into the original layer's layer mask.


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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 a new layer. Hold down Alt and drag to the new layer.


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Convert text to path using Path-object to path Ungroup text objects Use path-combine on selected objects. Duplicate the underlying object (the heart shape in your case) Use path-division and delete the text which is outside the underlying shape as shown.


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Select the Shape Layers by Pressing CTR key Select any Shape Tool from tools palette Choose Shape from option palette Choose color from option palette you want to put in all selected shape layers This will surely work For more help see this Video Thanks


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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 of the steps: First, create your rectangle that you want to 'cut' the text out of I made mine magenta Next, duplicate the magenta rectangle, and make it 100% ...


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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 object filled with a gradient that includes transparency. The colours of the gradient are ignored and the transparent (or partially transparent) areas of the ...


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A simple Merge should do the trick: Expand all text and strokes, then click Merge. Original Artwork (Outline view in the bottom window): Merged Artwork:


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If you want to save the file to jpg or png using the Export function with the dimensions of the artboard, you have to check 'Use Artboards', just above the export and cancel button in the export window. When you select this option, you can also choose whether you want to export all artboards or just a selection. Your chosen file name will be appended ...


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You can do it a couple of ways 1) Make background layer black. 2) Paste graphic on a new layer 3) Create a layer mask for Layer 1 (second layer) Your layers so far 4) Use a black & White gradient on the layer mask result


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You can do this with clipping masks. Pathfinder would also do this, as would compound paths. But presumably you want the text to stay editable. Do this make the clipping mask out of a square that has a circle on top of it and choose Object → Compound Mask → Make. you can then use this as a clipping mask. Thisway you get a inverse clipping mask. ...


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Apparently, it is doable with a raster image! via: http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-how-to-crop-raster-image-in-adobe-illustrator--vector-4989 Involves setting a blend mode other than "normal" and then using flatten transparency. Select the clipping mask group, then set any Blending Mode for that group. With the same group still selected, ...


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I cannot see any difference if I use: right click on text layer > alpha to selection select background layer and press DEL Same, if I use your way but use Ctrl + , to fill the text selection with black in the layer mask. I just added a white area, so anyone can see it's a animated gif and it's working.


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You can use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select the paths of the clipping mask and add a stroke to them. Do not use the Selection Tool (black arrow). I'd just use a gradient with middle stops as an extra fill on text objects, allowing the text to remain "live" and editable. This is easiest with single lines of text, but the gradient can be ...


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You can hold down the Shift key and use any selection tool to add to an existing selection. You can also hold down the Option/Alt key and use any selection tool to subtract from an existing selection. You could also switch to Quick Mask Mode and use painting tools to "paint" your selection. You could also create a Layer Mask of the current selection, then ...


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I'm guessing you're using a stroke layer style on your shape in Photoshop. If you use a Layer Mask directly on the layer that has the shape with the effect, it will create the result you see on your top image. It won't delete the stroke but create a new "path" for it to follow instead, the stroke will simply wrap that shape and still be visible. But if you ...


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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). Here is a simple example: ...which can be achieved by: insert your portrait create a rectangle of the same size arranged below the portrait select the ...


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Copy what you want to paste. Click on the Channels palette. Inside the channels palette click on the mask layer, then paste. Only thing that worked for me.


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This effect could also be achieved with the Stamp filter. (Filter>Sketch>Stamp) Though that is of course not to say that it cannot be achieved with the Photocopy filter. It depends what suits the image most. Toggling the Light/Dark Balance as well as the smoothness in this filter may achieve very close to the result you want depending on the source ...


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