Combining vector masks with layer masks


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Combining vector masks with layer masks

Typically when you are masking an image, it's an either or proposition. You either want a layer mask for all of the qualities that it offers, the potential to transition between 100% opacity and 0 opacity, or you want a vector mask with crisp clean outlines. But sometimes you might want both. Here I have these two New York City subway tokens, old subway tokens, and I have masked them so they sit on this field of black. If I disable the layer mask we can see that's how the image begins.

Let's say that I would like these to transition from 0 opacity to 100 opacity so that we fade them in from the bottom. So I am going to come to the image layer and I am going to add a layer mask. Now of course you can't apply a gradient to a vector mask, but you can to a layer mask. So there we now have a layer mask as well as a vector mask. I am now going to choose my Gradient tool and making sure that black is my foreground color, making sure that I am using the foreground to transparent...

Combining vector masks with layer masks
Video duration: 3m 34s 2h 53m Intermediate

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Combining vector masks with layer masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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Design
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Photoshop
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