Aso Mask Clusters
Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:20 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:18 PM
Amanda's Profile page
Thanks, I appreciate the suggestion. I contacted her and am hoping she is a good "explainer."
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
Number of downloads: 15
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.
Number of downloads: 26
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)
Number of downloads: 25
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
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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