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Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Creating paths to clip a layer

As you’ve learned in other lessons in this book, you can use a vector path to clip a layer, creating a sharp-edged mask on that layer. In this part of the lesson, you’ll draw a circle and use it to knock out the holes in the metal grille image. This will let you see through the holes to the layers below.

Drawing the vector work path

You’ll begin by drawing the basic path on the Metal Grille layer.

1.
Click the Metal Grille layer in the Layers palette to select it.

2.
Select the ellipse tool (), hidden behind the ...

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