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Filling a shape with a existing picture or pattern


scoot_39

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Hi All,
I am new to Photoshop, and I cannot believe how power it is.
My question is how do fill a shape with another picture. If you look at the attach image, I wish to fill the shape to the left of the carbon fibre pattern with the fibre pattern.
 

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WV1989

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Hello Scoot - I am also new to photoshop but think I can Help.

First thing you need to do is make sure they are both on different layers, because you need to make a clipping mask.

I did it backwards, so you need to put the "Fibre" over the top of the "shape" - Then right click the shape layer and select "CLIPPING MASK"

clip 1.png

This is the result - there might be other ways to do this also.

clip 2.PNG

Really hope this helps.

Your layer looks flat, so will have to use a selection tool to select the shape, then "create layer from selection".
 

IamSam

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Hi and welcome to PSG. There are many ways to accomplish this type of effect.

One way is by using a Clipping mask.

As long as the shapes are on their own separate layers, you simply add a carbon fiber texture layer and clip it to the shape.

Here is the shape layer.......
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.00.52 AM.png

Here is the carbon fiber texture layer above the shape layer.....
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.02.38 AM.png

Here the carbon fiber layer is clipped to the shape layer......
Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.04.18 AM.png

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 9.04.38 AM.png

How top clip.......Right click the shape layer and select 'create clipping mask' or hover your cursor between the two layers while holding down the alt/option key, you will see the cursor turn into a box with a black angled arrow pointing down, then click.
 

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