How to create clipping mask in photoshop?

Creating a clipping mask in Photoshop allows you to control the visibility of one layer based on the content of another layer. Here's how to do it:

Open Photoshop: Launch Adobe Photoshop and open the document you want to work with.

Create Layers: Ensure you have at least two layers in your document. The layer you want to use as a mask should be above the layer you want to clip to.

Select Layers: Click on the layer that you want to use as a mask in the Layers panel to select it.

Create Clipping Mask: There are several ways to create a clipping mask:

A. Using the Menu: Go to the "Layer" menu at the top, hover over "Create Clipping Mask," and then click on "Create" or use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + G (Windows) or Cmd + Option + G (Mac).

B. Using the Context Menu: Right-click on the layer you want to clip to (the layer below) in the Layers panel, then choose "Create Clipping Mask" from the context menu.

C. Using Keyboard Shortcut: With the layer to be clipped to selected, press Ctrl + Alt + G (Windows) or Cmd + Option + G (Mac).

Result: You'll notice that the layer you selected as the mask is now indented with an arrow pointing downward in the Layers panel. This indicates that it is clipped to the layer below, and its visibility is now determined by the content of the layer below it.

Adjustment: You can now move, resize, or modify the contents of the clipped layer. Only the parts of the clipped layer that overlap with the mask layer will be visible.

Release Clipping Mask: To release the clipping mask, right-click on the clipped layer in the Layers panel and choose "Release Clipping Mask" from the context menu, or go to the "Layer" menu > "Release Clipping Mask."

That's it! You've created a clipping mask in Photoshop.

Request For Demo

Trending Courses

Request For Demo