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Tutorial | Create a Clipping Mask with Brushes

By Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (MDT) One Comment

Creative Team Member, Suzie Griffith, shows us how to create a clipping mask using brushes in Adobe Photoshop.

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1. Create a Foundation. Create a new 12 X 12 layout at 300DPI. Open and drag your photo onto the layout.  Create a new layer under the photo and rename it “mask”.  This will be where you create your mask using brushes.

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2. Clip your Photo to the Mask. Clip your photo to the empty mask layer (Ctrl+Alt+G) – of course your photo will disappear as there is no mask there yet.

3. Load your Brush Set. Go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager > Load to load your desired Brush Set. Begin stamping the brushes onto the mask layer. Continue stamping the brushes until you have the desired portions of your photo revealed.

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Note:  You may find it easier to have a copy of your photo and fade it to about 20-30% so you can see where you are brushing and where the borders are.

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Click on the above photo for additional process notes and supplies used.

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