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redroy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 04-28-2004 19:08

Hi,

I'm still learning the basics of Photoshop and needing a little help. I'm wondering if there is a way to use the pen tool in (or as) a vector mask... for example... when I create a vector mask on a layer I can use the brush tool to paint black or white to create the mask affect. But if I try to use the pen tool it just creates another layer. Can this be done? Peace.

Oh, using Photoshop CS.

edit: I figured out how to use the pen tool to create a vector mask (right click select Create vector mask) but that still isn't what I'm looking for. I want the pen area I draw to be the "masked" area, not the visable area.

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(Edited by redroy on 04-28-2004 10:34)

sPECtre
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: belgium
Insane since: Oct 2003

posted posted 05-01-2004 12:11

You need to have the second button (path) checked in your option bar: once you are ready to add paths on your vector mask, you need to be creating a path, not a custom shape (the first button) or a bitmap shape (the third button)

Hope this helps...

pierre

redroy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 05-01-2004 18:16

Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.

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