Using Photo Masks
Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:23 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:15 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:56 PM
Open up your choice of paper.
Save your paper to a different file name.
Open your photo mask.
Make the paper file your active window...it's the one you see.
Click on "Layers" on the top tool bar.
Select "New Mask Layer"
Select "From Image"
From the "Source Window" click the drop down box and select your mask's file name.
You should now have a file that has 3 layers: Raster 1, Mask - Raster 1, Group - Raster 1.
If you are happy with this.. merge the layers into one Raster Layer as follows:
RIGHT click on the Group - Raster 1 layer
These instructions will work for photos as well as paper. However, if your paper / photo is a different size and shape from your mask, the final result will end up distorted. I get around this by selecting and cropping my paper to roughly the same size as the mask before going through the process above.
I love this function so I hope these instructions work for you. If not send me a message; we may be able to work it out together.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:11 PM
Group Raster 1 is gray and white checkerboard, Mask Raster 1 is black filled, and Raster 1 is my picture. If I merge all, I get a white filled image. I'm assuming the blending mask is a whole 'nother animal.
And going back to the mask that worked, how do I get rid of white area left outside of masked area. I would like for it to blend into paper. Does that make any sense?
Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:00 AM
I'm not sure how you've got a white area left. It may be that you mask and phot weren't exactly the same size. However. I'd just try selecting the area of the mask you do want to keep and cropping to the selection.
Good luck and Toodles!
Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:04 AM
I don't have Corel PSP, but do have Corel Photo-Paint. In Photo-Paint, Layers are called "Objects," and you select the Blending mode by clicking on the Object, then changing the "Normal" Merge Mode (shown in the tooltip) dropdown to a different mode, such as Add, Overlay, etc. The names are slightly different than in Photoshop, but the capabilities are the same. I'm hoping it's similar in PSP.
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