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Mask-uerade – Photoshop Clipping Mask

I love using clipping masks. All my storyboards and cards at Andie Smith Designs use them. We even have masks that look like frames,  why? Because it allows the user the make minor changes.

Create a new canvas

Create a new layer and fill it with any color you want

Choose your eraser and erase the sides… I use multiple brushes and opacities to create a sloppy layered look. Save this as a .psd file for future use.

Drag an image to the top layer.

Press option+command+g (control+alt+g on a PC) and your image should take the shape of layer 2.

you can fill layer 1 with the color of your choice and it looks like a frame!

About Andie Smith (10 Articles)
Andie Smith is a Dallas-based freelance photographer, specializing in editorial and fine art photography. Andie’s favorite artistic expression has always been photography. As a child, she fell in love with the art while vacationing with her family. Even now, when she looks at those photos, she is instantly transported back in time to experience those moments again – the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people. It is Andie’s hope that her photography evokes a similar response in all her clients. She realized photography was more than just a hobby while studying graphic design at The Art Institute – Dallas. Andie knew she had the skills to succeed as a photographer, so she jetted off to southern Florida where she studied photography at The Art Institute – Fort Lauderdale. Andie’s favorite photography subjects are aircrafts and Americana (especially main streets).
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