How To Add A Clipping Mask.

 

Clipping masks are great!  Especially when you are digital scrapbooking or want to create a special card or feature frame for your photography.

They are also incredibly simple to do!

The most important thing to remember is you can only clip your image to the mask in the layer BELOW. So always keep the photo you want inside the frame in the layer ABOVE the clipping mask.

 

    To create a clipping mask...

    • Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click.
    • In the Layers panel, select the top layer of a pair of layers you want to group, and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

     

    To use one of my pre made clipping mask frames...

    • Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click.

    Below is an example of how to clip your image to one of my frames.