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Dustin ParsonsAdding a mask to a shape
by on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:08:12 am

I'm sure there's a simple way to achieve this but I haven't found it. When I create a Shape Layer and try to add a Mask to it by drawing another shape with the Rectangle Tool it applies it as another shape but if I use that same technique for an image layer it applies it as a Mask.

I've been getting around this by creating a New Solid and applying a mask to that and then copying and pasting onto the Shape Layer and then deleting the New Solid... there has to be a better way.


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Jeff HinkleRe: Adding a mask to a shape
by on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:25:40 am

Along the top of the window, next to the tools, while you have a shape tool selected, there are two buttons: one with a star, one with a sort of dotted-line-shape thing. The star will make the tool create a shape, while the DLS thing will make the tool create a mask.


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Dustin ParsonsRe: Adding a mask to a shape
by on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:29:18 am

Got it! Thanks Jeff


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