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 ...
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 ...
Assuming all artwork is vector and not placed raster images...
Select the image with the mask
Choose Object > Expand Appearance if Expand Appearance is available
Choose Object > Expand
Click the Crop button on the Pathfinder Panel
This should trim the artwork to the boundaries of the clipping mask shape. It will leave unfilled objects in some cases, ...
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 ...
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 "...
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)
Paste your image in to Photoshop. Drag and drop or use Open dialog
Create the shape layer (ellipse).
Make sure your image is above the shape layer in the Layers panel.
Right click your image in the layers panel, and choose Create Clipping Mask.
Et voila! A non destructive method for creating circular or elliptical images.
I know this has already been ...
Highlight all the layers and choose "Convert To Smart Object" from the Layer Panel Menu.
Apply your clipping mask to the resulting Smart Object.
To address the comment below:
If you wish to retain existing smart objects, then merely Group all the layers you wish to mask in the Layers Panel, and apply the mask to the Group.
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.
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/...
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 ...
If you mean something like this:
Edit: here's a way which only requires one HTML element and so won't be weird when read by non-CSS-styling clients like search engines, screen readers, RSS, 'no style' apps etc (thanks to Dominic for suggesting trying :before and :after).
The important code (add your colours to this):
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.
Use Paste-in-Place, Layer via Copy or Alt Drag
Copy in Place: Ctrl+Shift+V
Layer via Copy Ctrl+J
*Both do the same thing with layers.
Also, when copying one layer mask on to a new layer. Hold down Alt and drag to the new layer.
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
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.
You can view the mask of a layer overlaid on top of the canvas by pressing \ (backslash, usually the key above return). This toggles it on and off for the currently selected layer. You can also open the channels panel and toggle it from there.
Be careful though. The small box around the layer contents and mask indicates which one you're painting on.
The image helps.....
cmd+click (Mac) or Ctrl+Click (Win) the layer thumbnail (the T) for the
i in the Layer's Panel. This should load the i as a selection.
Inverse the selection - From the menu choose Select > Inverse
Highlight the shape layer in the Layer Panel.
Click the layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layer's Panel.
Turn off visibility for the ...
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
Place the circle shape layer under your images in the Layers panel.
Then click between the circle layer and the image on top of it while pressing alt key. This will use the circle layer as a clipping mask.
You can add layer styles into the circle layer and the images on top of it in the clipping mask, will use those same styles.
In my example image I ...
Its easy, called Clipping Mask.
Just put your "photo" layer on top of the "rounded corner" rectangle layer, in the layers panel (F7). Right-click on the "photo" layer, select "Create Clipping Mask".
From this link, I'm summarizing the steps
Assuming you have a new document created, import the photo layer into Photoshop.
Create a new layer below ...
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.
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% ...
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 ...
I am not certain why Illustrator does this, but there is no question that it does. Here are two workarounds that you can use:
Change the Order of Operations - First create a regular, unrounded rectangle and apply it as a clipping mask onto the other shape. Only then apply the Rounded Corners effect to the mask. This works for me in CS4.
Create an Opacity ...
To edit a vector mask, choose the white arrow Path tool (shortcut: A, then Shift-A if the black arrow tool is selected) and click on the path. You can adjust the anchor points and bezier handles from there.