Assigning a vector mask to an image


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Assigning a vector mask to an image

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to employ a path outline, whether you drew it with the Pen tool or the Custom Shape tool or the Line tool, as a vector mask to a photographic image element. So instead of just filling a shape layer with a solid color, for example, how do you assign it to something else? We're going to go ahead and use our path outline in order to trace the shape of this heart right here. So I've got open Heart on heart.psd, found inside the 24_vector_shapes folder that includes my shape layer heart on top of the photographic heart. We also have the original path outline here in the Paths palette. So I'll show how to work with either, the path outline that's associated with the shape layer or the path outline that's available to us here inside the Paths palette, either one.

Go to the Layers palette, first thing we're going to do is we're going to double-click on this Background layer, so we can turn it into an independent image l...

Assigning a vector mask to an image
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Assigning a vector mask to an image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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