Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the basic concepts of a clipping group: Part one, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 2.
- What we're going to talk about right now…is a clipping group.…That is a way of masking things,…based on a layer.…I have a layer here called red,…R for red, green, and blue.…Three totally separate layers.…Now, what happens in a clipping group,…is it's going to look at the base layer,…which, right now, is the red one at the bottom.…And you see the checkerboard tells you…that that area is transparent.…Even when we get really close and see the edges,…you see that there's a slight transparency right there…in those reds, they're getting a little lighter.…
That's their anti-aliasing to make it look like…it's a smooth roundness.…So even that transparency value…is going to be considered what's called a clipping group.…Now, I'm going to turn on the green one,…and there you can see that it's extending beyond…the boundaries of the red one.…The blue one, it's also extending beyond,…in fact, let's take that blue one and move it way up here.…It's extending way beyond the boundaries of the red one.…So, a quick way to make a clipping group…
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- Creating custom materials
- Creating cork, marble, chrome, and glass materials
- Reusing and repurposing layers
- Using layer masks and layer-mask effects
- Using alpha channels