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How to use new frame masking tool in photoshop

November 6, 2019


Hi , I am Manjot from Lenspassions photography In the last video we learned about new content aware workspace. Today I will discuss about new Frame Tool for easy masking Now we can Easily mask images by placing them into frames. Tool (K) key to quickly create rectangular
or elliptical placeholder frames. Before watching this video , I request you
to subscribe my channel if you don’t subscribed and click on the bell. So you will be notified when I will upload
a new video. Now first I tell you about a clipping mask A clipping mask is a group of layers to which a mask is applied. The bottom most layer , or base layer, defines the visible boundaries of the entire group. For example, Select a elliptical tool from shape menu Draw a circle by holding shift key and open a new picture that need to add In the Layers panel, select the top layer of
a pair of layers you want to group , and choose Layer>Create Clipping Mask. The layers in the clipping mask have the opacity and mode attributes of the bottom most base layer in the group. Now you can transform it by using CTRL+T in
windows and Command + T in Mac Now I am using a new Frame Tool for easy masking in place of clipping mask. Create frames with the Frame Tool by selecting
the Frame Tool from the Tools panel or press ‘K’. In the Tool options bar, choose a rectangular
frame or an elliptical frame. Drawing a new frame on the canvas. I am selecting an elliptical frame and drawing
on the canvas And select the image and placed to the frame. Content placed in frames is always placed
as Smart Objects so that it can be scaled non-destructively. The content automatically scales to fit the
frame. You can place content in the frame by Drag an Adobe Stock asset or a libraries asset from the Libraries panel into the frame. You can adjust frame size anytime by selecting frame mask By clicking twice, you can adjust size and move frame anywhere by using move tool. You can also change the size of picture by selecting image mask separately. After adjusting and finalization, you can move both anywhere with single layer In clipping mask we have to adjust both layers separately , if we want to change anything After using frame mask by drawing frame tool , I will show you how can we Convert any shape or text to a frame I am drawing a rectangular shape from shape menu and convert into frames by Choosing Layer panel and then select convert to frame Place an image into a frame from your local disk into the frame The image is placed as Embedded Smart Object. To create a Linked Smart Object , hold down Alt key in windows and Option key in (Mac) as you drag-and-drop the image. You can adjust and change the size in the
same way as I mentioned before. So you can convert any custom shape to frame
by choosing layer menu then convert to frame Watch how You can see , I converted three shapes to
frames and dragging the images from local disk into the frames. The image is placed as Embedded Smart Object. Same we can do with text , I did it many times by using clipping on text By Hold down Alt in windows and Option in Mac position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to
two overlapping circles), and then click. I am Choosing a layer Menu and selecting convert
to frame In Frame You can also convert any shape or
text into frames and fill it with images. Now I am Converting text to the frames And rest of the process is the same drag and placed on the frame. Frame masking is a very powerful tool when we use this in a document. In this document I have created two frames
already those were hided I am unhide the both frame layers by clicking
on eye icon Here I have already added images by dragging
from local drive. You can also choose from CC libraries. Now I am creating new frame in the same document
and drawing on the document. And placing by dragging from local libraries. It is very powerful tool for that document
where we need to change images frequently. So you can change any picture just selecting images from frame properties menu. So Selecting a frame. From the menu bar, select File>Place Linked
or Place Embedded. In the dialog box that appears, select an
image that you want to place in the selected frame. The image is placed as Linked or Embedded
Smart Object. So you can replace any picture that was you already placed in document. Now I am going to introduce Layer Comp Layer Comps allow you to create, manage, and view multiple versions of a layout in a single
Photoshop file. If your placeholder image is a Smart Object
with a Layer Comp you can use the Layer Comp drop-down to select a comp that was defined
in the source file. First we need to open a new document and then selecting the multiple images, placing them in different layers in same document. in the same document After adjusting the size of images of the
all layers Choosing windows menu and selecting layer
comp. Then creating each layer as layer comp layer , take care that layer should be visible I am give the name of each layer then saving to new PSD file Open a document with frames and selecting the frame where I need to place the images In the dialog box that appears, select an PSD file that you want to place in the selected frame Go to again frame properties panel , where
you can see another Dialog box name Layer Comp, In drop down menu you can see all the files you added in PSD files you selected. so you can replace any file without using
dragging and placing It’s great! The another useful tool in frame properties
menu You can create strokes , inside outside and
center. You can also edit contents you placed by simply clicking here because all contents are the small objects. Now that’s all for today Don’t forget to comment also don’t forget to give ideas So, I create those videos that you want to watch Thanks for watching

7 Comments

  • Reply LensPassions Photography May 5, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I tried to give best details in 10 minutes, if any thing you want to know , don't hesitate to comment and also give feedback , if you like videos more than 10 minutes. Your comments and ideas always welcome

  • Reply Renu Kaur May 5, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    nice tutorial as always simply explained .

  • Reply M Singh May 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    nice video and beautifully presented.

  • Reply Renu Kaur May 6, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Kindly make videos on basics of Photoshop from very start

  • Reply Arunpreet Kaur May 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    it's nice feature thanks

  • Reply Asket Singh May 30, 2019 at 10:02 am

    nice tutorial

  • Reply Swati Goyal October 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Very nice

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