Can I have a layer mask affect another layer?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Jon Danniken, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Jon Danniken

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Hello,

    I would like to make a layer mask with a locked position, and have this
    layer mask affect another layer that is not locked. The reason for this is
    that I would like to have the layer mask affect something that I am able to
    move around without moving around the layer mask..

    I know I could just use "Paste Into", but I would like to know how to do
    this with a layer mask.

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Dec 9, 2005
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  2. Jon Danniken

    Trace Elliot Guest

    Between the thumbnail of the layer and the thumbnail of the mask here is
    a little 'link' icon. Click on that icon (so it disappears) to 'unlink'
    them. This way you can move the content of the layer without moving the
    mask.

    HTH
     
    Trace Elliot, Dec 9, 2005
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  3. Jon Danniken

    Trace Elliot Guest

    BTW you could also put the layer in a Group (I think that used to be a
    'Set' in earlier versions of PS) and apply a mask to that group. That
    way you can have several (movable) layers in the same mask.
     
    Trace Elliot, Dec 9, 2005
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  4. Jon Danniken

    Jon Danniken Guest


    Wow, thanks for both of those tips, Trace. I played around with both of
    them and they open up a lot of new possibilities for my work; thanks!

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Dec 9, 2005
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