Using The Free Photo Mask
Did you get the free photo mask download in the previous post?
Here are a couple of ideas for how to use it.
The digital paper for the image above is from the Love Ya Digital Papers.
Little self-portrait. (You bet there's a bit of retouching!)
Using A Clipping Mask
A condensed guide to using the mask.
- Drag the mask under your photo layer, but above the background layer.
- Create a clipping mask between your photo and the mask. Here's a quick way to create a clipping mask: Select the layer of the photo above the mask. Use the keyboard shortcut: Command + Option + G (Mac) or Control + Alt + G (PC). Super easy!
- Resize the mask or the photo as needed using the transform tool. For this mask, be sure to constrain the ratio by holding down the shift key, otherwise the script will be distorted. You can probably get away with a little distortion, but avoid too much.
Here's what your Layer Panel should look like.
Note how the photo layer is indented slightly and there's a little arrow pointing down. That indicates that there is a clipping mask.
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