Thursday, 9 July 2009

Day 4: Clipping Masks

"A clipping mask is basically a shape - any shape - that you can "clip" your photo onto, to cause your photo to conform itself to that shape. Want a heart-shaped photo? You can clip a rectangular photo onto a heart shape, and boom! Heart. I like to call clipping masks "cropping without cropping", because in addition to conforming itself to a particular shape, you don't actually CUT your photo at all - the edges that aren't inside the mask are simply hidden, or masked out. So you can still move your photo within the shape itself. Pretty mind-blowing, right? Yeah. :) "

Here is my version. Photo taken in June on holiday in Cumbria, this is Derwentwater.

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