1 Reply Latest reply on May 10, 2014 4:50 PM by kissfrito@yahoo.com

    Trouble making a clipping mask in Photoshop

    kissfrito@yahoo.com Level 1

      I have the following set up:

       

      Screen Shot 2014-05-10 at 2.50.18 PM.png

      I would like to make a clipping mask out of all of the objects above the "Text" layer (so that all of the stuff from the above layers is only applied to the letters), however I am struggling. For one, when I go to ungroup "Group 1" it changes the complexion of the graphics and makes it darker for some reason. Also, when I merge the layers above "text" I get the following:

       

      Screen Shot 2014-05-10 at 3.50.34 PM.png

      Anyone know how to accomplish this?

        • 1. Re: Trouble making a clipping mask in Photoshop
          kissfrito@yahoo.com Level 1

          NM, I found the answer:

           

          • Place all the layers above "Text" into a group (it's okay to nest groups).
          • Ctl/Cmd-click on the Layers Panel thumbnail of "Text" to load it as a selection.
          • With your new "master group" targeted, click the "New Layer Mask" icon in the Layers Panel.

          This will create a layer mask on the group that applies the group content only to the non-transparent pixel on the Text layer, which I think is what you're trying to do.