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Posted 1/3/10 , edited 1/3/10
Ok i am officially acting pro here. but hey, what do u think bored self-acclaimed gfx experts do? XD

This month is learning how to mask!


Masking

It is by request of a certain someone that I will spam the forums with new threads. His request? to simply make any image into the shape desired, say making the image below into a shape of a circle. Note: I'm still using Adobe PS CS 2 but I checked with other versions, and i think it should be the same...This technique is sometimes called masking, you will know why later =D

P.S. I usually don't give out free tutorial so thank anonymous him since I am doing it out of old times!




so i simply start off with a basic layer for the avii(oh by the way, the image above was from an avii request from someone so watch me in action) =D done without permit MUAHAHAx...shush now...

I prefer to work the image separately first(it's by p-r-e-f-e-r-e-n-c-e). u can act pro and work on the same piece though. so i get this:

Now i select the shape:

Create a new layer and get the size of the circle you want. next, draw! Anywhere is just fine, you can move it later: (make sure the circle is not at the edge of the image or the shape would not be circle but semicircle!)

Move the circle above the spot of the image you want to mask/shape:

IMPORTANT STEP: switch the order of the layers such that the layer you want to mask/shape is above your shape, in my case, the circle. Then just right click and click 'create clipping mask'

AND THEN....

SO ALL IS LEFT IS TO 'MERGE DOWN' JUST THE 2 LAYERS(right click again on the original image above shape layer and search for 'merge down') AND TRANSFER THE NEW IMAGE TO GET THIS.....


YOU CAN DO MORE THAN ONE MASKING!

Free to comments but no flaming...sorry if it still isn't clear enough anyways, just post if you need help on paintshop or photoshop! Giving me a screenshot of your problem would be a bonus!!!
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Posted 1/4/10
cool o_O nice job although i didnt get one word sed in there *skimmed too fast cuz i dont like reading LOL* XD
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Posted 1/4/10
What word? xD



awesome job! very nice :3
Posted 1/5/10 , edited 1/5/10
LOL glad the pictures works out! yupp, too wordy! i will cut down the next time =D

thanks for da comments!

P.S. am i seeing double aviis?
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Posted 1/5/10
No its just ur eyes O_O
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