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Design the Web: Clipping Masks
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Design the Web: Clipping Masks

with Chris Converse

Video: Introduction to clipping masks in Photoshop

(music playing) Hi! I'm Chris Converse, and in this lesson, we're going to take a look at how we can use clipping masks inside of Photoshop to create nondestructive design effects for our composition. We'll clip photography into live text layers. We'll apply effects onto the text layer, which will then be applied after the photography has been clipped in. And we're even going to look at alternate ways to create silhouetted photography, by combining the Eraser tool and the Paintbrush tool along with clipping mask shapes.

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17m 29s Beginner Jan 25, 2013

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In this course, author Chris Converse shows you how to use clipping masks to create interesting web design effects in Adobe Photoshop, while leaving the original images unharmed. Learn how to clip photography behind type, create a custom clipping shape with the Paint and Erase tools, create silhouetted images, and limit layer adjustments to specific layers.

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Subjects:
Design Web Web Graphics Interaction Design Web Design
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Converse

Introduction to clipping masks in Photoshop

(music playing) Hi! I'm Chris Converse, and in this lesson, we're going to take a look at how we can use clipping masks inside of Photoshop to create nondestructive design effects for our composition. We'll clip photography into live text layers. We'll apply effects onto the text layer, which will then be applied after the photography has been clipped in. And we're even going to look at alternate ways to create silhouetted photography, by combining the Eraser tool and the Paintbrush tool along with clipping mask shapes.

And finally, we'll take a look at how we can add layer adjustments into clipping groups as well, so that we can adjust only parts of our composition, not the entire canvas. So, I hope this sounds interesting, and if so, let's get started.

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