5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2009 12:00 PM by heathrowe

    Resize photo but not vector mask?

    jdldn Level 1

      If I use a vector drawing as a mask for a photo, can I then edit the photo and mask individually?

       

      There is a point in the center of the photo that lets me move it around behind the mask, but how can I resize the photo without resizing the mask, and resize the mask without resizing the photo?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Resize photo but not vector mask?
          pixlor Level 4

          You should be able to select the masked object, then ungroup them (Modify > Ungroup). After that, just resize either element as you wish, then reapply the mask (select both, then Modify > Mask > Group as Mask).

           

          There may be a cleverer way to do it, I don't know.

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          • 2. Re: Resize photo but not vector mask?
            jdldn Level 1

            Thanks pixlor. Anyone know a shortcut?

            • 3. Re: Resize photo but not vector mask?
              heathrowe Most Valuable Participant

              Hold Alt/Option + Click that blue center point to move/adjust the Mask regardless if the Layer thumbnail is active.

               

              As for resizing them independently, I am not aware of any shortcuts except to:

                   Delink (click/toggle off the link between the Layer thumbnail and the Mask thumbnail)

                   Select the Mask Thumbnail.

                   Change the Values (W/H) in the PI. (You can also do the same thing here for the active Layer thumbnail)

               

              Here is a trick I use a lot of the times:

              Use Auto Shapes as Masks. These are the ones that have on-canvas 'controller' points that allow you to resize, change corners etc.

               

              Example:

              A. Open/Import an image file.

              B. Edit>Cut the image/bitmap to the clipboard.

              C. Add a Rounded Rectangle object on the canvas, and have it active before moving to the next step.

              D. Edit > Paste Inside the clipboard contents (the image).

               

              The result is your image with the a Vector Mask conformed to the Auto Shape (in this case the Rounded Rectangle).

              Now here's the rub - select the Vector Mask thumbnail, and you should still see it's 'anchor controllers': Resize and Corner Radius.

               

              h

              • 4. Re: Resize photo but not vector mask?
                jdldn Level 1

                Thanks a lot.

                • 5. Re: Resize photo but not vector mask?
                  heathrowe Most Valuable Participant

                  your welcome