A clipping mask is a group of layers to which a mask is applied. The bottom most layer, or base layer, defines the visible boundaries of the entire group. For example, suppose you have a shape in the base layer, a photograph in the layer above it, and text in the topmost layer. If the photograph and text appear only through the shape outline in the base layer, they also take on the opacity of the base layer.You can group only successive layers. The name of the base layer in the group is underlined, and the thumbnails for the overlying layers are indented. Additionally, the overlying layers display the clipping mask icon.This Hindi spoken tutorial will demonstrate you what is clipping mask and how to use it in shape,frame,text with text splash effect.
step 1 – Use Clipping mask to show Photo in frame(1.00-1.45 minutes)
step 2 -Draw heart shape. Use Clipping mask to show Photo in Heart shape(1.46-3.20 minutes)
step 3 -Type text with few settings. Use Clipping mask to show Photo in text(3.21-8.42 minutes)
step 4 -Do text splash effect with brush tool(8.43-9.37 minutes)
Create a clipping mask
Do one of the following:
- Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click.
- In the Layers panel, select the top layer of a pair of layers you want to group, and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.
When making a clipping mask from an existing layer and one you are about to create, first select the existing layer in the Layers panel. Then choose New Layer from the Layer menu or the Layers panel More menu. In the New Layer dialog box, select Use Previous Layer To Create Clipping Mask, and click OK.
The layers in the clipping mask have the opacity and mode attributes of the bottom most base layer in the group.
To change the stacking order of the clipping mask relative to other layers in the image, select all layers in the group. Then drag the group’s base layer up or down in the Layers panel. (Dragging a layer without selecting all the layers in the group removes that layer from the group.)
Remove a layer from a clipping mask
Ungrouping the base layer from the layer above it ungroups all layers in the clipping mask.
Do one of the following:
- Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line separating two grouped layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and click.
- In the Layers panel, select a layer in the clipping mask, and choose Layer > Release Clipping Mask. This command removes the selected layer and any layers above it from the clipping mask.
- In the Layers panel, select any layer in the group except the base layer. Either drag the layer below the base layer, or drag it between two ungrouped layers in the image.
Release clipping mask
In the Layers panel, select any layer other than the base layer in the clipping mask.
Choose Layer > Release Clipping Mask.
The Custom Shape Tool-
You’ll find the Custom Shape Tool nested in with Photoshop’s other Shape tools in the same spot in the Tools panel. By default, the Rectangle Tool is the tool that’s displayed, but if you click on it and hold your mouse button down, a fly-out menu will appear listing the other tools that are available in that spot.To choose a different shape, click on the preview thumbnail. This will open the Shape Picker which displays all of the shapes we currently have to choose from. To choose a shape, simply click on its thumbnail, then press Enter (Win) / Return (Mac) to close the Shape Picker. Or, double-click on the thumbnail, which will select the shape and close the Shape Picker for you,choose the Heart shape.Once you’ve chosen your shape, select a color for it by clicking on the color swatch to the right of the word Color in the Options Bar.We need to have the Shape Layers option selected in the Options Bar.
To draw the shape, click inside the document to set a starting point, then keep your mouse button held down and drag away from the starting point.Release your mouse button to complete the shape, at which point Photoshop fills it with the color you chose in the Options Bar.
To draw a custom shape with the correct proportions, click in the document, keep your mouse button held down and begin dragging out the shape as you normally would. Once you begin dragging, press and hold your Shift key on your keyboard and continue dragging. As soon as you press (and hold) the Shift key, you’ll see the outline of the shape snap into its proper aspect ratio.