Introducing clipping masks


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Introducing clipping masks

In this exercise we're going to reinstate that brushstroke highlight inside the nameplate and we are also going to reinstate the shadow behind the boot but we are going to do so using independent layers. I've saved my progress as Glow with layer mask.psd. We're going to start things off by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or Command+Shift+N on the Mac to create a new layer. I'll call this new layer brushstroke, and then I'll turn on this check box. It says Use Previous layer to Create Clipping Mask. That'll ensure that our brushstroke is clipped inside of the nameplate just as if we were painting on the nameplate layer with a transparency lock down.

Now there are kinds of used for clipping masks, all sorts of ways to create them as well. We'll see those uses in ways in future chapters but for now just go ahead and turn on the check box and click OK. Notice that creates a layer that's inset with this little arrow that indicates that our new layer will be clipped insid...

Introducing clipping masks
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Introducing clipping masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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