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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Clipping Mask Template
1. Open a new canvas.
2. Create your element on the canvas. It can be any color as the clipping mask will hide it. I am using the Japanese floral design from my Vector Tracing tutorial which I pasted in as a smart object.
3. Optional. Add any layer styles to the element that you wish such as inner shadow, inner glow, drop shadow or bevel.
4. Add a New Layer (Layers > New > Layer) with Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask checked. I called mine paper.
5. The clipping mask has now been created above the element. The clipping mask 'layer' can now be filled with a color, pattern or paper.
Here is the image after a paper was pasted into the clipping mask layer.
The template can now be saved in PSD format and distributed to others.