Vector Mask Basics for Photoshop


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What is a vector mask?

In this title there has been a lot of talk of vector masks and in this movie I am going to talk about exactly what a vector mask is, how to create one, how to delete one, how to disable and enable one, and how to copy one. So firstly creating a vector mask, currently you maybe hadn't noticed that I have a gray outline around my kettle. That is a pen path. This pen path has been saved on the Paths panel. It's called which Path 1. I am going to first of all deactivate it by clicking beneath. That makes the gray outline go away.

This pen path was created by drawing around the edge of this object. Now you can see that as I am drawing this, I am getting a solid shape. That is because I have the wrong type of behavior selected. So in a situation like this, press your Delete key twice and you will be asked, what you want to do? You want to clear the vector mas. Yes you do, okay. So then you reset to the Pen tool behavior and then you can draw your pen path. And I realize I am not going ...

What is a vector mask?
Video duration: 6m 39s 2h 53m Intermediate

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What is a vector mask? 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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