Lesson 6

OBJECTIVE

The student will create a clipping mask, adjust the opacity of the base layer, remove and restore the clipping mask then flatten the image

 

Lesson:  Create a clipping mask

  1. Continue with the previous file - PS_C8_L5_Soccer_your username – resave it as PS_C8_L6_Soccer_your username
  2. Click the 'Get in the Game!' layer (on the Layers panel) to make it the active layer
  3. Drag the active layer below the Soccer field layer (on the Layers panel)
  4. Press and hold [Alt], then point with the Clipping mask pointer to the line between the Soccer Field and the Get in the Game! layers
  5. Click the line between the two layers with the Clipping mask pointer, then release [Alt] – the Get in the Game! (base layer) is filled with the image from the Soccer field layer (member)
  6. Verify that the clipping icon (a small downward pointing arrow) appears in the Soccer field layer

Summary:  You created a clipping mask, using the Soccer field layer as the member and the Get in the Game! layer as the base of the clipping mask to make the soccer field appear as the fill of the Get in the Game! layer.

 

Lesson:  Remove a clipping mask

  1. Hide the ruler
  2. Click the Soccer field layer (on the Layers panel), click 'Layer' (on the Menu bar), then click 'Release Clipping Mask'
  3. Click 'Edit' (on the Menu bar), then click 'Undo Release Clipping Mask'
  4. Click the Get in the Game! layer (on the Layers panel), click The Move tool (in the Tools panel), then reposition the type so it is in the lower-left corner of the image
  5. Make the 'Background' layer active, then display the Swatches panel
  6. Click the 'Light Yellow Green' color box (in the 4th row, 3rd box from the left), then collapse the Swatches panel to the Dock
  7. Click the Paint Bucket tool (on the Tools panel), then click the image
  8. Save your work as PS_C8_L6_Soccer_your username, then close the file and exit Photoshop

Summary:  You removed the clipping mask by using the Release Clipping Mask command on the Layer menu, then restored the clipping mask by using the Undo command on the Edit menu.