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Chad Treanor
Masking in PS the way AE does
on Nov 29, 2005 at 7:31:50 pm

Does anyone know if you can make masks the way that you can in AE within PS?

Im probably learning backwards here but I dont know how to draw a mask in PS- I could probably draw within AE better than PS right now.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks in advance.

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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: Masking in PS the way AE does
on Nov 29, 2005 at 10:03:43 pm

Yes- Photoshop can draw masks just like AE using the pen tool and vector shapes. The difference for Photoshop is that instead of having multiple masks per layer, each layer can have one layer mask, but the layer mask can be manipulated just like any other layer. You can draw on it with, create multiple shapes on it, apply blurs and other filters to it, etc. There are also clipping masks which allow you to set one layer as a mask for another layer.

Look up layer masks (aka vector masks) and clipping masks in the Photoshop help files, and play with them a little bit.

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