Aso Mask Clusters
Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:20 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:09 PM
Are there psd files too?
Yes,there are also .psd versions of all the .png files. I'm sure I could do something fabulous with them if I could just figure out how to use them.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:02 PM
Here's the template you're talking about. I opened the PSD verion of: ASO_SSEmb_MaskClusters_Natural_2
I opened up a paper I wanted to use and selected the layer called "mask" in the PSD. I dragged the paper OVER this layer. And hit CTRL+ALT+G. This "clips" the paper to my mask.
Here's what it looks like with the paper attached. Do the same thing with the layer named "photo". Drag a photo OVER this layer and clip (CRTL+ALT+G)
You can add a style to the "Frame" part, recolor it, or leave it as is. All these templates work the same, some just may have more layers than others. Hope that helps!
(By the way, that "blank" file, really isn't blank, it just looks that way in your preview b/c it's entirely white )
Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:42 AM
When I clip my paper to the mask, I end up with the grey mask on top of a page of decorative paper. In Amanda's explanation, it looks like her mask has actually changed colors. I did get a photo on top of the whole production, used the magic wand to select the grey part and filled it with a different color but the little decorative squiggles are still grey. Is there a way to get them to match the rest of the mask in color?
It sounds like you have your layers out of order. If you look at Amanda's last screen shot (click it to make it bigger), you'll see that the selected layer (highlighted blue - called Layer 1) is the decorative paper, and it's above the bottom layer (the grey swirly bit). You're clipping the layer above (pretty paper) to the layer directly below it (cool shapes). You know it's clipped, when you see it indented and the grey part takes on your paper color.
Once you master clipping masks, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can pull things together by using the .psd files with everything already positioned - just add your papers/colors/embellies!
Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:55 PM
My thanks for all the moral support.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:32 PM
The rounded corners are so the the paper could be layered above a "full square" of a contrasting color, and leave a rounded edge. This gives a framed effect. Your solution is fine if you don't want to stack it.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:57 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:27 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:56 PM
After fooling around, I found that right clicking on the top (paper) layer and then choosing "create clipping mask" does the trick. Not being real patient with the learning curve!
OK, it's me again and I am back with a new computer. Have always been a windows gal until Santa gave me a new Mac. I can't get my clipping of paper over mask to work anymore with the old ctrl+alt+g ......is there a different command for Mac? Working in CS6 now.
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