In this tutorial we shall learn the basics of clipping masks. Clipping masks are similar to the layer masks feature of Photoshop. These allow us to hide or show different pasts of a layer. However, clipping masks work differently.
Using Clipping Masks we need to put a mask on a layer and use a black fill to hide the areas on the mask White is used to show the area and grey works for the partial hiding of any area. Contents, as well as transparency of the layer, are used by clipping masks to see if any area is to be visible. You might be confused on hearing this, but the fact is that clipping is much easier and quicker to use as compared to the older layer masks. You have the option to make several clipping layers, but they all must be continuous. Clipping masks have several important uses. In this lesson, we are concentrating on the essentials only.
How To Create A Clipping Mask?
It is quite easy to make a clipping mask. The mask is on the base layer.
How To Remove The Clipping Mask?
Removing a clipping mask is very easy. Simply follow these steps and you are done.
How To Release All Layers In A Clipping Mask?
One and two and you are done.
Clipping Masks are easier than the older layer masks to be used. You can do much with this option; the above instructions are the simple basics to get started.
I hope that these tips and shortcuts will help you to understand better different features of Photoshop. It will make things simpler for you. These small tips help to improve the workflow and speed even if you are working in Photoshop as a beginner.