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Photoshop CS5, how to create a layer mask from a layer?

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 ...
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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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Inverse Clipping Mask?

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 ...
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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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How do I reduce the luminance of this sky without it looking weird?

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 ...
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How to fade two images together in Sketch

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 / ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

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 ...
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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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Make words-art in Inkscape — How can I cut the words out of a shape?

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 ...
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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 do you change the color of multiple shape layers at once in Photoshop?

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 ...
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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 to edit clip path?

You can do this, but you have to enable "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" For smaller screens : Also, when you move the image, the clip path doesn't move with the image, so things ...
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How can the excess be removed from a clipping mask?

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 ...
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How to create a circular black gradient mask

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 ...
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How to create transparent border around text on Illustrator?

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 ...
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Gimp: Add text to Layer Mask?

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 ...
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Trim a Clipping Mask in Illustrator?

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 "...
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Apply stroke only to top layer of clipping mask

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 ...
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Fill selection holes (selecting the convex hull) in Photoshop

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....
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

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 ...
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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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Convert image into mask

You can desaturate the image with Colors > Desaturate.... Next, use Colors > Color to Alpha... to eliminate the gray which makes it darker (#808080). Set opacity to 40% and it should do. I just ...
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How do I paste into a layer's mask in Photoshop?

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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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

Create a layer Create a shape Ctrl + drag shape over the layer in the layer menu TADA, now you have layer masked with a shape If you want to add more shapes to this mask just add them while shape ...
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How to mask a layer with shapes in photoshop?

Here’s a shape layer in Photoshop: If you select the shape and choose Subtract Front Shape from the options bar, the object will now subtract the objects below it. If it’s the bottommost object, ...
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How to manage overlapping shadows without using clipping masks in vector illustrations

you can do the effect by taking advantage of illustrator feature past inside or draw inside shift + D both have the same effect of clipping mask. draw your path select it by the black arrow click ...
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How to use After Effects Trim Path with an Illustrator Path

There are direction to paths! Who knew! If you are manually doing drawing the path in AI, follow the direction that you want the animation to work. Now, for the this piece here I would put a solid ...
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