Linking masks


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Linking masks

One thing that's important about masks is their position and how to hold that position in certain situations. Like for instance, right now let's just say we have this red circle which has a mask for these window frames. What if I wanted to move that red circle? So I'll take my Move tool and I move it, and you notice that the shape of the mask is moving with it. What if I wanted to just blur that circle? So I'll go in there and I'll apply a little Gaussian Blur to it, and then I'll make a nice and big, and you can see how I am getting a halo around this edge, because I am blurring the Mask as well.

That's why there is a link right here, which allows me to turn off the link between the mask and the object in the layer. So now I can take the layer itself and move it around and you see that the mask is going to remain intact. And I could also take that file and blur it if I want to, and you see that it is being blurred inside of the mask. See? So the mask is still soli...

Linking masks
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Linking masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

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Design
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Illustrator Photoshop
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