Friday, December 28, 2012

Photo Mask AKA Clipping Mask Tutorial

People ask me all the time how to use Photo Masks, also known as clipping masks. No idea what I am talking about? Here are some examples.  (tutorial below)

Instructions are for use in photoshop and photoshop elements.
Step 1. Open your document.
Step 2. Open the photo mask you want and drag it to your main document
Step 3. Open your picture and drag it to the main document.
Step 4. In the layers menu make sure your layers look something like this with your picture above the photo mask:

Step 5. With your picture selected hold down your Alt key and hover between your photo and photo mask in the layers menu. When the cursor changes to an image that looks like an open circle on top of a filled circle CLICK. 
Step 6. Your photo should now be clipped to the shape of the photo mask.
Brilliant huh? I love this feature. It was like turning on a light bulb in a pitch black room when I learned how to use these. Hope you love your new knowledge too! 

Isn't that pink marshmallow cute too? And yes, the contraption in the background IS a medieval catapult called a case you were wondering. :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today's total

$64.25 was the total for today's sales. Thank you for everyone who donated!!! I hope across the country enough people will donate to the Sandy Hook families so none of the families will have any expenses due to the loss of their sweet loved ones. They have enough to worry about.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Proceeds going to Sandy Hook Elementary

Just letting you know that ALL 100% of the proceeds from my shop on Wednesday, December 19th will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

My deepest sympathies go out to family, friends, classmates, teachers and really the nation because we are all so deeply affected by this tragedy.

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I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays despite this horrific event. May God bless all of your hearts with peace and comfort.