1. Pixel and Bracket

    Illustrator Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Create a Clipping Mask

    In this tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. If you have an earlier or later version, it's possible that you might see some subtle differences. I do the majority of my work on a Mac, but I will try and provide PC tooltips as well. Mac Shortcut Keys: Ellipse Tool: " L " Bring to...
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    Blending a patch of sky with clouds added to sky of another photo

    I am trying to add a patch of sky with clouds to a photo of a flowering tree's sky (host). How do I blend the skies? I tried to match the patch's color as much as possible to the sky color of the host but both are of uneven darkness (darker in one area then another, in both the host & the...
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    Layer with a Mask bleeding through to it's base image

    Hello - I am currently using PS CS6 and I have a multi-layered image. I have a base image, layer 2 with a layer mask, and a couple of adjustment layers. The 2nd layer has a layer mask where the mask has 100% black around the image I want to display on the base image. The problem is that...
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    Create a mask/marquee selection from an object/image?

    Hi there. I'm relatively new to PS, having used Corel Photo-Paint for years. PS is much better in many respects, but there are a few tasks I was easily able to do in PP that I'm having trouble figuring out in PS. So I'll really appreciate your help. Anyway, here's what I'm trying to do...
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    Photoshop Request

    hello...yes its An0nRav3n from twitter.....i need a photoshop looking for an image about the size of a profile picture....i would like it to include a guy fawkes mask and a ravan....along with rav3n in matrix green somewhere....plz reply if your interested in helping me....
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    Unable to Mask Object

    Hi I am not able to mask an object. In the attached ps file there is an arrow pointing to a stone wall that was masked. The image although ghostly cannot be masked. Opacity is 100% Flow is 100% Brush hardness 100%
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    How to mask a combined image.

    Hi all, First time poster here - I'm having trouble with a task that should be relatively easy. I'm not new to Photoshop - certainly not a whiz by any stretch of the imagination, but I've always been able to accomplish most projects..until this one. Grrrr! This is for work on Monday and it's...
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    Lightroom user transferring to Photoshop

    Hi PS community, I've been using LR for my entire automotive photographing career so far. Always thought that LR was the go to editing program because it was just easier but after seeing another pro photographer's results from using PS only, I was absolutely mindblown. He advised me to switch...
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    How to use a layer mask on multiple layers

    I have an image, to which I have applied several adjustment layers, but there is an area of the image I want to exclude from these layers. I know how to edit the layer mask for each adjustment layer, but is there an easy way to apply the same mask to all the adjustment layers? Using Photoshop...
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    Removing highlights in a layer mask

    I have a photo I'm converting from night to day that was taken in some woodland. While I'm fine with adjusting the curves and temperature for the whole image, there are still a few places where the sunlight has broken through the canopy and I would like to remove them with a layer mask but I...
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    Adjustment layers to affect other adjustment layers?

    I've got perhaps a bit of an odd one. I've got a picture where I've got two figures in the foreground, one of which is a copy of the other flipped horizontally. I've then got 2 gradient adjustment layers changing the colour of the background and the clothes, using a layer mask to ensure that...
  12. Rufkraft

    Selection of areas with very similar colors and tones

    Hello All, I've been running into a selection headache here and there and was hoping I could get some fresh ideas. Here the deal: Making a selection of two very similarly colored images and/or removing a similarly colored image from a background. I tried a few things so far, such as a low...
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    How to create a Saturation mask?

    Luminosity masks are in, but it is also possible to create a saturation mask. A guy named Greg has made a panel named lumiSomeThing where, among others, saturation and vibrancy masks can be made. I can buy the panel, which is probably what I will do anyway , but I would like to know how a...
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    Clipping Mask disappears

    Hello! I am working on a project and I am trying to create an overlay for a mockup. I created a rectangle with a fill to create a clipping mask but when I apply the clipping mask, the mask and the fill disappears. I have tried using a copy of the layer then creating the clipping mask but...
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    Need Help Making Selection

    I’m trying to practice difficult selections. I viewed several tutorials that IamSam posted a week ago on this subject, but I’m not happy with my final result. Need some advice on what my next step should be. Using the Path tool and a Calculation adjustment on the red channel, I created the...
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    when i create a clipping mask the image disappears photoshop

    Hello Everyone I am a deep dilemma. I need to create a clipping mask in photoshop CS6. I do it exactly as I am supposed to. The box shape (clip path) is set to no fill. the box shape layer (box shape clip path) is below the the photo image. I then click on the image and when I use the "create...
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    'Auto' on levels layer mask is grayed out

    This is the strangest thing, and I am completely stumped. I have CS5, and have been using it for several years with no problems. In the middle of an editing session, when I add a levels layer mask, the 'auto' button is grayed out. If I close Photoshop entirely and open it again, I can use the...
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    can you invert a mask in lightroom cc

    i know its a photoshop forum but i dont want to join another forum just yet although im starting to like the initial editing in lightroom , but i found that i cant invert a mask or at least i cant see a way to do it , if i want to adjust a large area id rather select a smaller area i dont want...
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    Copying layer masks into colour channels? Also is this a bug?

    Hi all! We're using photoshop to prepare assets for a game engine, and i'm trying to find a good workflow, which i can then teach to my artist. At this point, i have an image with five layers. 12345 Layers 2-5 each have a layer mask on them. Now what i want to do is, copy the layer mask of...
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    Motion Effect in Madden

    These effects are seriously sick. How do ea made it? I know they used motion blur on a duplicate layer and probably mask it and brush. I just wanna know how they bring out the shadows and make it black? Curves?