Did you see...

Video Masking in Photoshop

In today’s video, learn to create a clipping mask for your video within Photoshop CS6 – and see how to animate the clipping mask as well. Create unique effects for your video projects, right within Photoshop. Stay tuned next week, as we continue to develop this project with even more complex vide effects.

About Michael Hoffman (224 Articles)
Mike has been a photographer, artist, educator, and technophile for most of his life. Early in his career, he created technical illustrations and photographs for electronic equipment manufacturers, and taught classes in computer aided drafting and 3D modeling software. When digital cameras became widely available in the late 1990s, the move was a natural one, and has led to a happy combination of technology, software, photography and art. Mike is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Acrobat, and is well versed in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements, as well as Illustrator and InDesign. He has also contributed his time and efforts to the excellent work being done by Operation Photo Rescue, in restoring photographs damaged by natural disasters. As an active member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, he continues his quest for excellence in art, excellence in design, and excellence in education.

2 Comments on Video Masking in Photoshop

  1. Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. I did not know about hovering in between the layers, holding the Alt key would make an automatic mask for the video. Been scratching my head over this. The text animation look awesome, however, how would you do a text zoom out? Starting off with showing the entire video and the text (with the video masked) zooms out, eventually transitioning into a white screen with fitted text (with video playing in the text).

  2. Angus G.G. // 11/04/2016 at 7:54 pm //

    Great tips!
    I was also wondering if it is possible to use a video clip as the layer mask itself. i.e. Having a picture of a flower with a moving layer mask of clouds, so that you could only see the flower through the clouds as they passed.
    Is this possible? Is there some other way to achieve this effect?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.