Image Masking With Pencil

03:10 Vallabh Kulkarni 3 Comments

Photoshop tutorial for Image Masking with pencil

Image Masking with Pencil

We See In last tutorial how to Mask the image, Now let's see how to mask image using Brush or Pencil

Final view

Image Masking with Pencil

Step 1: 
First take a image which is to be mask.
and cut the background of the object..
Image Masking with Pencil - choose photo

By removing background

remove background

Add some red and yellow color on image by pressing Ctrl+B. 
Make background transparent and Save this image as png.

Step 2
Create New File in photoshop.
make a duplicate layer by right clicking on the background "background copy" (ctrl+j).
select the fill gradient tool from toll box and select 2 color pattern, change the colors as shown.. (orange-- light orange) set fill type to radial and fill the color by dragging the mouse from middle of the layer to the corner...

Gradient fill

Image Masking -Background

Step 3:

Now make a new layer Ctrl+Shft+N.. Name it Layer1.
and add some strokes by free hand using brush while radius of the brush is maximum 1 or 2 px....

Image Masking with pencil - add brush or pencil strocks

Step 4:
Now take the image, which is to be mask.. that is our PNG image. and put it on the current psd (Copy+Paste).

Image Masking with pencil - add Object

Just copy the image and paste on the our project at the top.

Step 5:
Now press hold ALT button from keyboard and take the cursor in between the border of the two layers (Layer2 and the layer1 which is to be masked).
Note: press and hold ALT button until masking is done.
when the cursor symbol changes, just left click on the border.

Image Masking with pencil - Layers

Now you will see the Layer1 become Masked.

Image Masking with pencil - masked layer

If your object not fit in the mask, adjust the image by pressing Ctrl+t.

Step 6:

Add text on image by Horizontal type text tool ..

photoshop tutorial for image masking with pencil



  1. Good detailed instructions.

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