Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:01 AM
I the free ebook that Pat is talking about, it's in the section about layered layout templates around page 33. I have the Secrets Revealed videos for PS, and there's a video, about clipping masks and blends. I don't have the PSE videos, but there's probably one similar.
Let us know if you need more help.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:57 PM
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:21 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:50 PM
Joey, I've used the Syndee's Blendability Masks in both PSP and PSE with equal success. They're fabulous aren't they? Usually I have a background paper that's not too much of a contrast with the background colours of the photo. I've also used an eraser around the edges of the photo after it's clipped to the mask. I chose a grunge shape for the eraser and drop the opacity down from 100% just kind of erode out the edges. Keep trying, I know you'll get to what you want soon!
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:21 AM
The problem - as already stated - is that the photo is too small for the mask.
However, the bigger problem is the shape of the photo. Because the photo was already closely cropped into a circle prior to use - it will not work for this mask. This photo needs to have the same approximate shape as the mask in order to get those soft edges. If you do not have any of the corner edges to be "masked" you will not get the look you want.
If you still have the uncropped photo, start with that or you will have to choose another photo in a rectangular shape. Place the photo above the mask and clip it together and then grab the move tool and it's bounding box corner and enlarge the photo until you see the effect you want on your photo. Gently enlarging the photo using the move tool should not pixelize it, unless, of course, you need to do a major resizing to fit the mask.
In that case, I would reduce the overall size of the mask prior to clipping it to the photo.