Using Clipping Masks

Clipping masks allow you to take the shape of a text, graphic, or photo cutout layer and fill it with an image or texture. You can achieve this in the Graphic Designer, Photo Editor, or Collage Maker, with a few simple steps. Masks are a great way to make your text or graphics pop, and give your project an added flair. 

Applying a Clipping Mask to Text, Graphics, or Cut-outs

Step 1: Add text, a graphic, or an image layer onto the canvas in the Photo Editor, Graphic Designer, or Collage Maker.

Pro Tip: When using text to mask your image, you may find better results with fonts that have wide lettering to best show off the image you’re using as a mask.

Step 2: Have the images (including textures) you'd like to mask prepared in your Image Manager. Use your own images or choose from our selection of stock photos. 

Step 3: Click+drag the image from the Image Manager and hover over the masking layer. The text/graphic/cutout will highlight, letting you know that it has been selected for masking. Release the image to mask it. 

Important Note: When you mask an image with text, the text can no longer be edited. It converts from text into an image, and you’ll see the Text Properties box turn into Image Properties. You'll have to undo the image mask to change it.

Step 4: Adjust the placement of the image by double-clicking on the layer. The full image will show up over the mask and allow you to drag it over the masking area or resize the image to get the best results. You can also hold Shift and drag or use on-canvas cropping to adjust. 

Step 5 (optional): Click Edit Image in the Image Properties menu to use the full suite of our editing tools once the mask has populated on the canvas. 

Step 6: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

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