In my life it feels like I sleep, breathe, eat and clip masks. No joke. It was the first thing I used in college and probably the technique I use most to this day when working with Photoshop. As I relaunch the shop section of the website, I’ve been using Clipping Masks constantly to create boards for which products to buy, which colors to use and which textures I like together most. It’s really helpful not only for designing for clients or your business, but also a great way to mesh images together in a uniform pattern to get the overall look of a project.
I’ve created a video – a very low quality video. I’ve never made one before – so bear with me. It’s old school text in Photoshop without me actually talking. Once I figure out how to hook all of that up I promise my tutorials will be better quality! You can see this video below.
Or if you’d rather just read the steps, here they are:
- Create your Photoshop Document
- Select a Shape
- Use a fill for your shape.
- Place your image in the document.
- Resize and set the image.
- Make sure the image you are placing is directly above the shape in the layers menu.
- Right click on the image selection on the layer menu
- Click Create Clipping Mask
And just like that..you’re done!
There’s so much more you can do with Clipping Masks, like my favorite – images in text! I’m sure there will be a tutorial for that soon!