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help with masking please

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:19 PM
alewek alewek is offline
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help with masking please

I would like to use an old photo folder mat as an overlay mat for new photos. How would I remove the existing photo ( see sample ) and leave the space empty so that I can slide it over an existing image. I did it once but cannot remember what steps I took.

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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Re: help with masking please

-make sure this not a backgrounnd layer
- use rectangular selection tool and select the image portion inside border that you want to delete
- keyboard delete/backspace which will clear selection area to transparent
- put desired new image on Layer below and it will show through the transparent area of the layer above

Hope this helps
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:49 PM
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Re: help with masking please

works great. thank you.

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