Mad About Masks

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Leslie Nicole | 0 Comments

I'm mad about clipping masks these days, so I've been working hard to get them published. Today I added 2 new collections!

I used one of the Brayered Blocks for this image, but I embellished it further with brushes. It's easy, peasy. See The Tut Here!

Quick tips: You can use a Photoshop brush directly on the mask. Stamp in black to extend the mask. Stamp in white to subtract from the mask—for instance to put script or a pattern inside the mask. If you are using overlays, place the overlay above the mask, place where you want. Erase or use a layer mask in areas you don't want. When you are happy with the results, merge the overlay with the mask.

I debated a lot about whether to embellish all of the blocks, but I always prefer to give you the maximum flexibility with products. How much and where you choose to embellish will have a lot to do with how much your image extends beyond the mask. If it doesn't extend far it will be difficult to use the extra embellishments outside the mask. You could however embellish inside the mask using any number of brushes or overlays. Script, grunge, paint strokes, flourishes. There are so many options! I really love putting that creative power in your hands.

Background Texture

Chalkboard textures currently a free download on the Facebook page, but not for long!

Image Texture

Provence in the Studio 5 petite collection.

Clipping Mask

Brayered Blocks


1828 French Script Brushes

Vintage French Postcard Photoshop Brushes

New Masks

Brayed Blocks clipping masks

Watery brushed clipping masks

 Have fun and show me your creations on the Flickr Group and Facebook Page.

Posted in Digital Papers, Example, mask



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