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★ Owner: Kayla
★ Opened: 06/09/17
★ Program: Photoshop CC 2020
★ Version: 13
★ Started Sw: 2005ish
★ Host: Myself
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clipping mask tutorial

You can do this for literally anything really, not just sm singles. I'm just gonna show it in a sort of sm single kind of way just cause thats easiest to show you. THIS IS NOT A SM SINGLE TUTORIAL!

What you'll be making:
Something like this

The Steps

1. **Figure out what size you need your clipping mask to be. I'm making mine 250x331. Make sure you have whatever you're putting it on done and ready to go, like how my trippy is already setup**. Click on the rectangle tool. (NOT THE RECTANGLE MARQUEE TOOL)
This is the one you need.

2. Click the arrow.

If you need a specific size, put in a fixed size. If not than leave it at unconstrained.

3. Ok don't just click anywhere. HOLD IN THE CLICK. So click, but don't let go of it!!! A line thing like this should appear and when you move the mouse it should move so you can place it where you want it. (lol don't mind the missing stars)

When it's where you want it, let go of the click. You should see something like this depending on what color yours is set to.

4. Ok now put whatever you want to put in it on a layer, or drag the layer over from another document.
See how it's not going inside the area?

On the thing you're putting inside (so for me my jaslyn cutout) click "Layer >> Create clipping mask." Now it's in it, but not lined up yet.

5. Click on the move tool and move the image where it needs to be :)

This is what my layers look like

Finished Product

Keep in mind you can also do this with custom shapes and stuff like hearts, stars, and whatever.

I used a clipping mask to make this preview psd too.