|Paint Shop Pro Tutorial. What are masks? Masks are like a stencil. This tutorial explains making and using basic masks in PSP|
PSP TUTORIAL. Basic Masks
easiest way to explain what are masks is that they are like a stencil.
Masks allow you to blend one picture into another, just the same as "spray painting" with a stencil.
Let's have a quick look at how this is done.
First you need to make a mask.
a New Image. For this tutorial we will use the following dimensions.
a new Layer
Select the Flood Fill Tool. Set your Foreground Color to Black and flood fill your image.
on the Selection Tool
and apply the following settings.
Open up an image you would use. Anything will do, so we will use the Rainbow image here.
Check Source Luminance.
And the mask is applied to your image.
If you want the transparent hole in the middle, and the outer to contain the image, check "Invert Mask".
This was a basic introduction to masks. In the next mask tutorial you will learn how to blend one photo into another.
It is a good idea to save your mask image so it can be used again at a later time.
To save your mask, click on the mask image to make it the active selection. Click on Selections and select all to place the marching Ants around the image..
Now click on Masks || Save to Disk
Highlight the Masks folder within the PSP folder.
Name your mask and hit OK.
The mask will be saved into the masks folder as a PSP .sel file. Whenever you want to use the mask you click on masks ||
You will need this mask for the next tutorial.