After using clipping masks for quite a while, I finally had a light bulb moment. I was creating an invitation and had a really pretty element from a kit - a shape with scalloped edges and holes - but the paper itself was the wrong color and too much decoration for my project. That's when the light bulb went on! I put the paper I wanted on top of this layer, did the magic "alt-click" between the layers to clip my paper to that pretty shape, and - shazam! - I had the lovely shape with my own color and pattern. So nifty!
Yes, "clipping mask" can be confusing, but I think of clipping as making a shape act like a cookie cutter.
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05-15-2013, 12:39 PM #11Pam
Many years with PhotoShop, but started digital scrapping in 2011 to make
memory books for my 5-year-old granddaughter. She's adorable, of course.
PS CS6 Extended - Chrome, Firefox - Windows 8
05-15-2013, 02:04 PM #12
Sounds great, Pam! There are so many creative things we can do...if only we can think of them!!!Lana
PSE 11, ACDSee 12, Epson Artisan 837
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Canon 60D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Nikon COOLPIX S70
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