Learn how to add photos to a frame using a clipping mask in Photoshop and elements.
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How to Add Photos to a Frame
Male: Hello, and welcome to a new easydigitals.com video tutorial. Remember you can get all of our high quality Photoshop and Photoshop element’s templates at easydigitals.com. Just click on the product button and don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter. We give away three templates and tutorials each and every month along with product update info and coupons. Okay Kim, what easy tutorial are you going show us today?
Kim: Today I want to show you how to use clipping mask and I’m using this free easy digitals template. First thing I’m going to do is I’ve already opened up my template. I’m going to come to file open, come to the images that I want to add in and I want to put the images that I’m going to add to the template.
So I’m just clicking on the first one and then press Shift and that highlights all three and then I'm going to click open. Okay this is the photo that I’m going to use in the center spot, so I come over to my template and I clicked this and it says photo middle. I click on the layer then I’m going to pull my image in so I’m just going to grab my move tool and drag it in and then I’m going to press Shift and resize.
To get it the way I want it and then I press Enter. I’m going to cover through the layer and right click it to create clipping mask. And then I just grab it and move it and make sure you have auto select layer. And show transform controls on so that you can grab elements easily. Let me go ahead and add the other images. I'm going to put this one on the right so I come over to my photo right, drag it in Shift and resize it. I’m holding down my Shift key, press Enter, right click create clipping mask.
And then you can move it around wherever you want and now my next photo and I want that to go into photo left I drag it in, resize, shift and drag it out press enter come to the layer right click, create clipping mask.
And then I’m going to move that to where I want it and you can resize this and adjust it how ever you want and that is how easy it is to work with clipping mask. I’m now going ahead to show it’s done real quick with elements. And then I’m going to move on and show you some more fun stuff that you can do with this template.
So here I am at elements and here’s my photo. I’ve already pulled it up. I’m going to come to my move tool and make sure my middle photo is selected. Come to my photo and drag it in and again you don’t have to press the shift key and element. You just drag it out to how ever you want it and for elements press enter you come to layer, group with previous and that’s how you create you’re clipping.
That’s all there is to it and please stay tuned for the next video because I’m going to show you how to make some really unique looks with this template and I’m also going to show you how to crop it to 5x7 if you don’t need the bleed, so stay tuned. Male: Hey, that was easy. Thanks for watching. If you have any questions about this tutorial or any of our products you can always reach us at easydigitals.com. Have a creative day.