Applying A Photo Mask using PSCS3
Similar to Quick Click templates the photo mask can be used in any programme supporting clipping masks or the magic wand tool, software programs that can currently use these templates include - Photoshop 6 or higher, Photoshop Elements 2 or higher, Paint Shop Pro 7 or higher, PhotoImpact recent versions, Digital Image Pro recent versions, Picture It version 7 or higher, and some Corel Paint programs recent versions. Not currently supported - Hewlett Packard Creative Scrapbook Assistant, FotoFusion by Lumapix, or Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Designer Program.
Photo Mask Instructions:
- In your Graphics Program open a new page, fill with white, this can be changed later.
- Open a photo mask PNG file into your graphics program and copy into your new page so that it sits above the white page.
- Select a photo that you want to apply the mask too and copy this into your new page so that it sits above mask layer.
- Select your photo and ‘create a clipping mask’ by right clicking the photo and selecting ‘Create Clipping Mask’ or short cut key - Alt+Ctrl+G or [Layer] – Create Clipping Mask from the drop down menu.
Using the Magic Wand:
- You can also use the ‘Magic Wand Tool’ to insert your photo.
- Select pixels of the photo mask layer so that the ‘marching ants’ are visible around the shape.
- Copy your photo
- And ‘paste into’ the photo mask selection.
- Apply layer mask and
- Trim as necessary
- At this stage you can add your background to replace the white background and create your layout as you would normally.
You will find tutorials on using Quick Clicks in the tutorial section of dsp:
Photo Mask Tutorial
Created by Erica Belton
©2009 Erica Belton