PS Quicktips Episode 47: Clip it Good

Posted in Graphics on July 02, 2008

In this week’s episode we take a break from the CS3 "exclusive" content and get back into a creative mindset using clipping masks. This is a very popular technique that is used in all sorts of magazine ads, posters, invitations, and book covers. You’ll learn how to quickly "clip" your photographs into your text layer to create a very eye-catching effect, without harming any pixels in the image and keeping your text live and editable.

I’ve had several requests to create more content that will work in ALL versions of Photoshop and not just CS3. After some serious thinking I think I have a solution that will please everyone. I am going to do my best to create tutorials that apply to most versions of Photoshop (CS2, CS, and maybe even 7), however I cannot promise that I won’t have any CS3 specific content on the show at all. That being said, whenever I do cover a CS3 specific technique, I will (if at all possible) show how to achieve the same effect using older versions of Photoshop as well. This will make some episodes a little bit longer, but I think this is the overall best solution to the CS3 specific issues we’ve been having lately.

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