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Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Note: Tutorial shown with screenshots from PSCS3, but will work in most versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

This digital scrapbooking tutorial uses the "All Over Floral" template from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beach House, but any PNG format template will work.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Open a new paper in PSE or Photoshop, 12x12, 300 dpi, transparent. Fill that layer with the color of your choice.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Open the "All Over Floral" template from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beach House.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Drag it onto your solid background.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Create a new layer on top of the template by clicking on Layer> New> Layer as shown above.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Fill the new layer with a contrasting color.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Now press Ctrl+G (or Cmd+G for Mac Users or Cmd+Alt+G for PSCS2 users) to create a clipping mask. The top layer will conform to the shape of the template.

 

Scrap Girls University - Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Clipping Masks in Photoshop or PSE

Remember, for the clipping mask to work, the template must be in PNG format.

You are finished!

Computer scrapbooking layout by Durin Eberhart uses ScrapSimple Paper Templates and Clipping Masks.

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Tutorial written by Durin Eberhart


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